Beaulieu Vineyard

Beaulieu Vineyard was founded at the turn of the 20th Century by Georges de Latour in California’s Napa Valley. He imported grapes and winemaking techniques from his native France, including aging his Cabernet in French oak barrels. Beaulieu Vineyard produces five distinct collections: Georges de Latour Private Reserve; BV Reserve, BV Napa Valley, BV Maestro, and BV Coastal Estates from California’s Central Coast. Among the varietals and blends are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Sauvignon Musque, Merlot, Zinfandel, Touriga, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Charbono, Syrah, Sangiovese, Malbec, Carignane, Marsanne, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, and Rousanne.

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Beaulieu Vineyard 1995 Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford)

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  1. $100
Try to overlook the wine geek name on the label and pay attention to the wine, which is superb from the first peppery/spicy aromas to the rich, velvety texture of the long finish, where opening fruit flavors loop back to add complexity and depth.  — W.E.  (6/1/1999)
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Beaulieu Vineyard 2003 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

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Just classic Georges, balanced, elegant and refined, hiding its power under a blanket of controlled finesse. There’s great depth of flavor, with oodles of blackberry, cherry and raspberry, mocha, Chinese plum sauce, soy and spicy oak, wrapped in firm, dry tannins. Just wonderful now, but with the certainty of a long life ahead. Drink–2020.  — S.H.  (12/31/2006)
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Beaulieu Vineyard 2005 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $105
Classic structured, firm and soft at the same time, with a lyrical, creamy mouthfeel. The tannins are evident now, but that is characteristic of a young Georges, and the reason it ages so well. The depth of blackberries, cherries and currants is unreal and persistent. This is one for the cellar and will age for at least a decade and probably far longer. Try to keep…  — S.H.  (12/15/2008)
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Beaulieu Vineyard 2006 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $105
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…  — S.H.  (10/9/2009)
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Beaulieu Vineyard 2004 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

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BV Private Reserve has been on a real roll. This Georges is enormous and impressive, gigantic in fruit, explosive in blackberry tart, cherry pie, blueberry, plum, cigar box and vanilla aromas and flavors. Structurally, it’s an impeccable wine, showing the fine acidity and firm, dusty tannins that always constitute Georges. Beautiful now, and should age well for…  — S.H.  (12/15/2007)
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Beaulieu Vineyard 2009 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $125
A soft, voluptuous quality immediately identifies this wine as pedigreed and delicious. The tannins are evident in the astringency, but they’re so finely ground that you could drink this wine now. Made mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon, it has a drop of Syrah, giving it rich, elaborate flavors of black currant, bacon and sweet cedar. The alcohol level is high, giving…  — S.H.  (12/31/2012)
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Beaulieu Vineyard 1997 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

  1. $100
A profoundly deep nose of red and black fruit, with cedar, ginger and nutmeg. The sense of balance and grace is sublime, as layers of cassis, plum and cinnamon keep unfolding. The chewy finish is lengthy and elegant, and it should be held for no less than five years. This bottling honors its pedigree as California’s first classic Cabernet.  — W.E.  (11/1/2000)
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Beaulieu Vineyard 2001 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford)

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  1. $85
Classic Georges, balanced and ageworthy, yet riper and lusher than any Private Reserve in memory. Magnificently ripe fruit, rich in currants and cocoa, well-oaked, with ripe, supple tannins. Doesn’t try to out-wow the competition in power, but the equilibrium is its strong point. Drink now—2015.  — S.H.  (10/1/2004)
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