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Beaulieu Vineyard Pinot Noir California Coastal 2016

Member Review by ApelsecS:

as expected...

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3.0804081632653 5 0.5
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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

Member Reviews for Beaulieu Vineyard Pinot Noir California Coastal

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Snooth User: ApelsecS
10683501,518
1.50 5
Vintage: 2015 10/05/2017

as expected...


Snooth User: Sandra Ramos
106003020
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/23/2012

smooth, and fruity


Snooth User: rgandysr
111539277
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/28/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/05/2011

My rating 86: Nothing objectionably. Straight Pinot, not much complexity. Fairly long nose and well balanced taste. You can taste it's a Pinot but this does not attract you to much. This wine should be even cheaper than $ 10.-


Snooth User: sparks1093
876138121
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/04/2011

Nice wine, not too dry nor wet. Feels good on my tongue and has a gentle nose.


Snooth User: silsmil
438174112
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/02/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: CalKid
34374253
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/01/2008

You know, when you spend under 10 for a pinot, you basically get what you deserve. Ok, so this was a very drinkable, medium, mild straight forward pinot, I think I paid about 9 for it in Palmer Ak. It did the job I suppose, but this was for Christmas Dinner and I had a lot of eating and drinking to do, so glad I got this one out of the way first. Probably won't buy this again.


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External Reviews for Beaulieu Vineyard Pinot Noir California Coastal

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2011 10/15/2009

Youthful, medium ruby color. Quite aromatic, this vintage showcases black cherry, anise, and dried herb aromas reflecting its cool-climate origins and outstanding fruit maturity. On the palate, it is already quite rich in fruit, with medium body.


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Simple with pretty cherry fruit, this light-bodied pinot has a fine mouthfeel and a quick, pungent finish. It will improve any cook-out immensely.


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Delicious red cherry, berry and spice notes. A harmonious Pinot Noir of increased fruitiness and complexity with a hint of oak.


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Vintage: 2009 06/14/2012

This ruby-red wine has a complex bouquet of spiced plum, strawberry and toasted oak.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Straightforward, with modest tannin to lead pencil, strawberry and herbal flavors. Drink now through 2003.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Currant, stewed cherry and floral notes have soft structure and gentle oak overtones. Drink now.



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