Beaulieu Vineyard Pinot Noir Century Cellars 2007

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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Crafted in an old-world style, this Pinot Noir has a rustic, easy-to-enjoy style. Ruby-red in color, the wine has a complex bouquet of spiced plum, strawberry and toasted oak. Flavors lay smooth on the palate with soft, supple essence of ripe cherry and rose petal. The finish lingers with a subtle hint of truffle earthiness that pairs nicely with a variety of foods, try with classic French fare such as duck pate, Coq au vin, or a light cassoulet. Web Site: Click Here

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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"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: VegasOenophile
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2.00 5
11/14/2009

Way too young and fresh for my taste. Was more like a Beaujolais Noveau. BV tasting 11/14/09 Lee's Discount Liquor


Snooth User: Jneal162
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3.50 5
11/15/2009

Wonderful well priced wine - smooth long finish - Velvet with hints of berries. Great wine, Great Value.


Snooth User: frankv85
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3.00 5
06/05/2010

Three glasses



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Score: N/A Tasting Notes: Crafted in an old-world style, this Pinot Noir has a rustic, easy-to-enjoy style. Ruby-red in color, the wine has a complex bouquet of spiced plum, strawberry and toasted oak. Flavors lay smooth on the palate with soft, supple essence of ripe cherry and rose petal. The finish lingers with a subtle hint of truffle earthiness that pairs nicely with a variety of foods, try with classic French fare such as duck pate, Coq au vin, or a light cassoulet. Web Site: Click Here

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