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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  • Merlot

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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Beaulieu Vineyard on Snooth

  • So I have had a ton or two of To Kalon wines over the years, some from makers who did not disclose said on the label because Andy insisted they charge more--the per bottle price structure is not new.  It's great stuff, but not, say, 7x as good as Smith Madrone, which sells for $50 or so.  Or Hendry, which is about the same to you and less to fri... Read More

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  • Very interesting article on a new controversial pricing structure for To Kalon fruit. When is enough enough? When Andy says so, that's when.At what price To Kalon? Read More

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  • Beaulieu Vineyards Tapestry Reserve 2005

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    Deep purple color. Very pleasant nose with some caramel, some berry fruit. Very mellow entry on the tongue. Fair amount of rich fruitblackberry, prune. As the wine passes back, fruitiness declines. Some earthiness, some hint of cinnamon or clove. Tannins are fully resolved. Another easy-to-drink wine. Better than average, but not great. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon California Coastal 1912

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    Our favorite everyday red table wine. Read More

    Wine review by plenger


  • Beaulieu Vineyard Moscato Coastal Estates 2012

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    Off Dry with cirtus rind bite on the finish. More like Orange Muscat rather than Moscato. That's about it. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi


  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • Napa Valley grape growers and winemakers wore out their worry beads in 2011. ... ... such as Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. It has high-production wineries as well as many boutique wineries that make just a few hundred cases. There are large, commercial vineyards and small ones practicing organic or biodynamic viticulture. There are volcan... Read More

    From the article Vintage Update: 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet


  • Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour 2011

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    Upon first opening, ripe blackberry, spice, toasted cedar and vanilla rise from the glass. With extended air, aromas of forest spice and game meat emerge and gain prominence. The body is medium-plus with light-grained and chalky tannins nearly balanced by acidity. The blackberry tastes more piquant than it smelled and dark chocolate adds a count... Read More

    Wine review by Fred Swan


  • Aiken Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley 2011

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    Joel Aiken spent 27 years making wine for Beaulieu Vineyards before leaving to start his eponymous label. His third release of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Morisoli Vineyard, surrounded on three sides by Inglenook, is a successful portrait of both site and vintage. Its dark ruby in the glass with aromas of tart red and black cherries, cinnamon, s... Read More

    Wine review by Fred Swan


  • Beaulieu Vineyard Muscat de Beaulieu 2012

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    Very sweet...a little dry...more alcoholy. Read More

    Wine review by mec2973


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