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Beaulieu Vineyards Coastal Estate Pinot Nior 2009

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Sourced from France's Languedoc region and crafted in an Old-World style.

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Beaulieu Vineyards Coastal Estate Pinot Nior

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Snooth User: Wolle
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2.50 5
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
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3.00 5
07/04/2011

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


External Reviews for Beaulieu Vineyards Coastal Estate Pinot Nior

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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


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Source: The Wine Buyer
06/14/2012

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


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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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Sourced from France's Languedoc region and crafted in an Old-World style.

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