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Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Clone 6 Signet Collection 2009

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The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4 the most powerful wine (14.5% alcohol) of these BV 2003s displays a similar dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet even more fragrant nose of creme de cassis and graphite. Full-bodied and impressively endowed it appears to have more in common with more recent BV Private Reserves made under the guidance of Michel Rolland. Rich long and youthful it needs another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should keep for two decades reminding us of just how long lived these great BVs can be. 93+ - RP Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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Beaulieu Vineyard:
"Beau lieu" - A Beautiful Story about a Beautiful Place In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving cream of tartar business, bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vi... Read more
"Beau lieu" - A Beautiful Story about a Beautiful Place In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving cream of tartar business, bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vineyard with the vision of making Napa Valley wines that would rival those of his native France. De Latour quickly made a name for himself by importing Phylloxera-resistant rootstock from Europe to the recently-ravaged fledgling California wine industry. He also began selling wine to the Catholic Church, establishing a strong relationship that would allow Beaulieu Vineyard to become the only Napa Valley winery to remain in business during Prohibition. In fact, during Prohibition the winery increased its business. After the repeal in 1933, de Latour began searching for someone who could contribute European winemaking expertise. In 1938, he traveled to France and returned with André Tchelistcheff, famed viticulturist and enologist who instituted the philosophy of continuous innovation in vineyard and winery to which we remain dedicated today. Tchelistcheff introduced cold fermentation for white wines, malolactic fermentation for reds and aging red wines in small, French oak barrels. He also tasted the de Latour family's private wine-what they called "Private Reserve"-from the 1936 vintage. This Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine was so distinctive that Tchelistcheff insisted it be bottled and sold as the winery's flagship offering. The result was the inaugural release of Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that was destined to become Napa Valley's first "cult" Cabernet. Today we continue to turn to innovative practices to craft wines in our bold, classic style. We have become a leader in clonal research, and our BV Clone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines are highly acclaimed. Most recently we completed a new state-of-the-art winery within one of our original buildings. The Georges de Latour Private Reserve Winery utilizes the latest technology in combination with time-honored traditions for the production of this exceptional, wine-the longtime benchmark of Rutherford Cabernet. Read less

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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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Three glasses


External Reviews for Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Clone 6 Signet Collection

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Vintage: 2003 11/14/2013

The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4 the most powerful wine (14.5% alcohol) of these BV 2003s displays a similar dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet even more fragrant nose of creme de cassis and graphite. Full-bodied and impressively endowed it appears to have more in common with more recent BV Private Reserves made under the guidance of Michel Rolland. Rich long and youthful it needs another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should keep for two decades reminding us of just how long lived these great BVs can be. 93+ - RP Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2000 12/10/2010

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Beaulieu Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4 750ml


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Vintage: 1997 10/15/2009

Superrich and concentrated, beautifully focused, with layers of currant, black cherry, plum, anise, sage and cedar, picking up coffee, tar and smoky vanilla flavors before finishing with thick tannins... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1997 Beaulieu Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6 750ml



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