Beaulieu Vineyards Napa Cabernet 2008
Our Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with lush blackberry and black-currant character, with nuances of red plum and cedar box. Hints of vanilla and smoky oak spice elevate the rich aromas and add complexity to the bright, beautifully balanced flavors. Vineyards with distinctly different terroirs create the wine's symphony of flavors and velvety texture. With its firm structure, this Cabernet Sauvignon complements full-flavored cuisine, such as garlic and rosemary grilled lamb chops, medallions of beef tenderloin, portabella mushrooms with polenta, or aged Gouda with walnut toasts. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Syrah and 4% other Bordeaux-style varietals
Peppery nose of cassis and black fruits along with hints of licorice. Notes of turned soil over aromas of vanilla and toasted coconut. On the palate, it's got big flavor of peppery berry fruit, black plum, cassis, licorice and roasted herbs. Has a rustic feel and isn't as polished as Napa usually is for BV. Not a bad thing here though. Good acid, a nice minerality and hints of lavender add complexity to the fruit, earth and spice. Drink with food. 88 pts.
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Beaulieu Vineyards have been in production for over 100 years in the Napa Valley. BV wines are consistently a best seller, the result of high quality wines.
Winemaker's Notes - With each swirl and sip, velvety layers of blackberry, ripe Santa Rosa plum, chocolate, violet and mineral are revealed. Each vineyard's clone, soil mesoclimate, exposure and cultivation techniques contributed to the wine's complex fruit expression, while barrel aging added soft oak nuances.