Bv Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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"...dense inky/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of graphite, licorice, charcoal, creme de cassis, and sweet cherries. Deep, ripe, and full-bodied with powerful tannins, admirable structure, and superb depth...91+" WA 12/09

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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

Member Reviews for Bv Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.50 5
01/27/2010

More spice, black fruit, dark berries, heavily concentrated offering more complexity than ranch 1 with spices and cocoa, deep structure and richness. has amazing aging potential


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
01/27/2010

This wine's 70th annversary, it was a special napa valley treat at the vineyard as well! Loads of intense concentrated berry fruit with currants and spices and peppers. Some dark chocolate appears combined with the rich dark fruit offers a rustic-ness to the wine with a lingering long finish


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
4.00 5
01/14/2010

Very good wine. Nicely integrated in all aspects. Red and dark fruit with balanced acid and tannins. Great wine in honor of the founder of BV.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
11/14/2009

Velvety and smooth. My favorite 100% cab of this tasting. BV tasting 11/14/09 Lee's Discount Liquor


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
03/06/2010

- Tasted at Total Wine 3/6/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
05/01/2010

Layers of brambly blackberry, rustic yet elegant. - Tasted at winery 4/19/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
5.00 5
05/01/2010

Smoky, oaky cab with nice depth. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry and cocoa. - Tasted at winery 4/19/10


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External Reviews for Bv Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
04/14/2010

WS: 83 Points


External Review
10/20/2010

Even in this vintage, which was not so great, Beaulieu has succeeded with this dramatic, classic Cabernet Sauvignon. It's absolutely delicious, offering a range of blackberry, black currant and cedar flavors, complexed with notes of chocolate, anise, sweet smoky leather and Asian spices. Beautiful now for its velvety softness, but has the inherent structure to last for a long time. Through 2014, and much longer if you like older Cabernet. - S.H. ** Only 8 in Stock **


External Review
05/18/2011

A gentle sort of Cabernet, with modest tannins and a supple frame, spotlighting pretty, dark raspberry and root beer flavors, and hints of smoke on the finish. quite a nice offering for so few dollars. Drink now.


External Review
05/18/2011

Pronounced black cherry and dried herb aromas with a touch of cedar and pepper in the background. Medium bodied, with a nice spicy-herbal character, light tannins and fine acidity.


External Review
01/29/2010

93 Points - Robert Parker "The 2006 Proprietary Red Wine Tapestry Reserve (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) is the finest example of this cuvee I have ever tasted. Flowery, licorice-infused, cassis notes intermixed with forest floor and lead pencil shavings are followed by a layered, impressively built wine with real opulence, lots of red and black fruits, low acidity, and lush tannin. It should drink well for 15+ years..."


External Review
05/18/2011

Classic mint-cassis and cherry Cabernet aromas are highlighted by distinctive earth or loam scents. Medium-bodied, with ripe cherry, mint-chocolate flavors, the wine currently shows a firm structure with fine tannins and good acidity, along with a touch of warmth from the ripe fruit.


External Review
11/25/2009

WE: 95 Points


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"...dense inky/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of graphite, licorice, charcoal, creme de cassis, and sweet cherries. Deep, ripe, and full-bodied with powerful tannins, admirable structure, and superb depth...91+" WA 12/09

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