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Beaulieu Vineyards Chardonnay Coastal 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes Our Carneros Napa Valley Chardonnay displays vibrant stone fruit - peach, nectarine and apricot - character from our vineyards in the southern, coolest region of Napa Valley. Soft vanilla oak tones add complexity to the fruity aromas, silky flavors and lingering finish. This dry, crisply balanced wine makes the perfect prelude to a meal, especially with seafood appetizers or fruit and creamy cheeses. It's an elegant complement to entrees, especially tarragon-crusted halibut, roast chicken or pork, and creamy pasta dishes.

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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 Vineyards Chardonnay Coastal

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.00 5
11/14/2009

BV tasting 11/14/09 Lee's Discount Liquor


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
11/14/2009

Nice banana and melon mixed with some oak. BV tasting 11/14/09 Lee's Discount Liquor


Snooth User: katiebrown98
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4.00 5
10/08/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Beaulieu Vineyards Chardonnay Coastal

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Mild, fragrant lime leaf aromas carry through this clean, spicy Chardonnay. Maple syrup tones in the finish will complement the sweetness of grilled salmon.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A clean, chamomile-scented chardonnay, this cuts the ripeness of its fruit with spicy acidity. Chill for a pork chop smothered in caramelized onions. An exceptional value.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Light, brilliant metallic green-gold color. Very fresh aromas of Granny Smith apples and clear citrus, with a touch of herbs. Medium body. Cool, herb and apple flavors with a touch of lime blossom show fine vitality matched with a good supple mouthfeel. The wine has fine medium weight, with lightly buttery finish; clean and inviting. An excellent aperitif or seafood wine.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Soft and fleshy, with an earthy, racy edge to the lemon, orange and creamy notes.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Crisp and juicy, with straightforward lemon and green apple fruit and mineral accents.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A rich, complex beam of apple, fig, pear, apricot and peach flavors, holding its fruit complexity on a long, tasty finish. A terrific value. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Lemony-spicy flavors, bold and bright, in a nice, easy-drinking wine with lots


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Wine Tasting Notes Our Carneros Napa Valley Chardonnay displays vibrant stone fruit - peach, nectarine and apricot - character from our vineyards in the southern, coolest region of Napa Valley. Soft vanilla oak tones add complexity to the fruity aromas, silky flavors and lingering finish. This dry, crisply balanced wine makes the perfect prelude to a meal, especially with seafood appetizers or fruit and creamy cheeses. It's an elegant complement to entrees, especially tarragon-crusted halibut, roast chicken or pork, and creamy pasta dishes.

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