Beaulieu Vineyard

800-373-5896 1960 St. Helena Highway
Rutherford, CA 94573
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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 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 Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by shrumica

  • Bv Cabernet Sauvignon Coastal Estates 2010


    There are so many elements to this blend that it is hard to pick out top notes, or hints of, or anything overly distinctive. If that sounds like a cope out you are correct. Try it yourself and you'll see. Either that or the Scottish Cheddar cheese has masked my taste buds. Anyway it reminds me of a Fortino Burgundy Reserve but not quite as smoot... Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Welcome Lorelei.  I would think that you can find Chianti's in that ... ... e.g., Robert Mondavi, Beaulieu Vineyards (BV), Louis Martini.  Many "afficianados" tend to ignore high volume producers while they praise the tiny producers that nobody else can find.  The three makers I have mentioned are widely distributed, and I would expect that y... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Hi allJust signed up and looking forward to learning about wines. I favour red over white but like both. So far my favs tend to be Italian chianti but I do really the Californian Beringer cabernets. I unfortunately cannot afford to spend a big lot on purchases and tend to stick to those priced from $20 to $30 Canadian. Although Canadian, I haven... Read More

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  • Bv Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


    good low price wine. Goes well with pork sausages. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Clone 4 Signet Collection 2009


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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce

  • Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Private Reserve Georges de Latou 2009


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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce

  • Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve 2010


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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce

  • Georges de Latour Napa Valley Beaulieu Vineyard Private Reserve 1999


    Tasted this wine after having some Nebbiolo from Baja California. So, I can't say that my opinion was pristine. The wine was full-bodied and easy to drink. Not terribly fruity (which I liked) and with mellow tannins. Heck it has 14 years on it. So, the tannins should be quite civilized. US$61.99 at Wine Club, Santa Ana in 2003. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Beaulieu Vineyard Zinfandel Coastal Estates 2010


    This wine is their Red Blend, not their Zin. Nice everyday wine. Zin in the nose but the Barbera comes through also. Not a wine to ponder but enjoyable. Lighter style. My rating-- 84 Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

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