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Bv Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2011

Member Review by allenmadison:

What a disappointment. my mother picked up a bottle of this for me while visiting. I love her, but she has terrible taste. An over extracted mess of a wine, absolutely falling apart at the seams like a wet paper lunch bag. No mid palate, with an overwhelming bite at the back-end ruining all that fruit they had focused on in the first place. I still appreciate the gesture as a gift, but it's not something I will be purchasing myself AND WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND IT. I've had better at $8

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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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Member Reviews for Bv Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

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04/08/2014

What a disappointment. my mother picked up a bottle of this for me while visiting. I love her, but she has terrible taste. An over extracted mess of a wine, absolutely falling apart at the seams like a wet paper lunch bag. No mid palate, with an overwhelming bite at the back-end ruining all that fruit they had focused on in the first place. I still appreciate the gesture as a gift, but it's not something I will be purchasing myself AND WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND IT. I've had better at $8

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External Reviews for Bv Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Wine:An opulent expression of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Rutherford region, our 2011 vintage offers dense, ripe tiers of blackberry, black cherry and dark plum. These dark-fruit notes, along with nuances of violet, chocolate truffle and new leather, come from the both the Rutherford terroir and the wines artistic blend of several Bordeaux-heritage grape varietals. Fine, cocoa powder tannins give the wine its smooth texture and age-worthy structure, while balanced acidity provides liveliness on the palate. Aging in French, American and Hungarian barrels infused the wine with an array of oak spices as it seamlessly integrated all the wines elements.Vineyard:During Beaulieu Vineyards century-long history in Napa Valley, we have acquired some of the finest of all vineyard sites. We selected 60 percent of the grapes for this wine from vineyard blocks in our historic BV Ranches No. 1, No. 2 and No.10, which provided the concentrated dark-fruit character and firm structure that we desired. These vineyards are located on the Rutherford Bench, where ideal alluvial fan soilscomposed of gravel, sand and loamallow the vines to root deeply and bring up minerals that develop unique flavors in the grapes. Winemaker Jeffrey Stambor chose the balance of the grapes from highly regarded growers who have worked closely with us for many years.Winemaking:To bring out the elegant, layered fruit expression inherent in Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, we cold soaked the destemmed grapes for two to three days for gentle flavor extraction. During the eight- to twelve-day fermentation, we pumped over the cap to incorporate the flavor-rich skins into the juice. Malolactic fermentation, which naturally changes the malic acid into softer lactic acid, rounded the flavors. To balance the bold fruit expression with toasty oak character, Jeffrey chose 35 percent new barrels for barrel aging.Vintage:With meticulous care to the vines during the 2011 vintage, we achieved a small crop of vibrantly flavored grapes. The small yields resulted from an unusually wet winter and spring, which delayed bloom and reduced berry-set. The cooler-than-average growing season made the onset to harvest one of the latest in recent memory. While the cool temperatures presented some challenges that required nerves of steel, we were rewarded by the opportunity to make truly elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of complex flavors. - WineryVarietal Composition:88% Cabernet Sauvignonbalance Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and MalbecBarrel Aging:15 months45% French oak45% American oak10% Hungarian oak35% new barrels Alcohol: 13.5%Acidity: 5.4 g/LpH: 3.71


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/11/2014

Wine: An opulent expression of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Rutherford region, our 2011 vintage offers dense, ripe tiers of blackberry, black cherry and dark plum. These dark-fruit notes, along with nuances of violet, chocolate truffle and new leather, come from the both the Rutherford terroir and the wine’s artistic blend of several Bordeaux-heritage grape varietals. Fine, cocoa powder tannins give the wine its smooth texture and age-worthy structure, while balanced acidity provides liveliness on the palate. Aging in French, American and Hungarian barrels infused the wine with an array of oak spices as it seamlessly integrated all the wine’s elements. Vineyard: During Beaulieu Vineyard’s century-long history in Napa Valley, we have acquired some of the finest of all vineyard sites. We selected 60 percent of the grapes for this wine from vineyard blocks in our historic BV Ranches No. 1, No. 2 and No.10, which provided the concentrated dark-fruit character and firm structure that we desired. These vineyards are located on the Rutherford Bench, where ideal alluvial fan soils—composed of gravel, sand and loam—allow the vines to root deeply and bring up minerals that develop unique flavors in the grapes. Winemaker Jeffrey Stambor chose the balance of the grapes from highly regarded growers who have worked closely with us for many years. Winemaking: To bring out the elegant, layered fruit expression inherent in Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, we cold soaked the destemmed grapes for two to three days for gentle flavor extraction. During the eight- to twelve-day fermentation, we pumped over the cap to incorporate the flavor-rich skins into the juice. Malolactic fermentation, which naturally changes the malic acid into softer lactic acid, rounded the flavors. To balance the bold fruit expression with toasty oak character, Jeffrey chose 35 percent new barrels for barrel aging. Vintage: With meticulous care to the vines during the 2011 vintage, we achieved a small crop of vibrantly flavored grapes. The small yields resulted from an unusually wet winter and spring, which delayed bloom and reduced berry-set. The cooler-than-average growing season made the onset to harvest one of the latest in recent memory. While the cool temperatures presented some challenges that required nerves of steel, we were rewarded by the opportunity to make truly elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with layers of complex flavors. - Winery Varietal Composition: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon balance Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec Barrel Aging: 15 months 45% French oak 45% American oak 10% Hungarian oak 35% new barrels Alcohol: 13.5% Acidity: 5.4 g/L pH: 3.71


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 06/29/2013

This wine exudes its sense of place-the personality and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon grown on Napa Valley's Rutherford Bench. Our 2010 Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon captures this area with briary blackberry, dark plum, black cherry, chocolate and tobacco leaf. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/22/2013

A classic Rutherford Cab with full violet-ruby color and distinctive local aromas of black cherry, dark olive and mineral, combined with hints of smoky oak and blackberry. The fine flavors echo the nose. Medium acidity and body plus supple tannins. With a fine balance between alcohol, fruit and tannin, this young wine already drinks well and will age well for the next decade.



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