Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 The Wine Gate Shop
Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 The Wine Gate Shop

California – Napa Valley

Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Ratings

97 100

JAMES SUCKLING

15 20

JANCIS ROBINSON

96 100

DECANTER

The estate

Founded in 1900, Beaulieu Vineyard is one of the most historic wineries in Napa Valley. Beaulieu Vineyard was founded on the principles of a truly innovative spirit that is strongly focused on the future. Current winemaker Trevor Durling is only the 5th winemaker in our 117 year history. Beaulieu Vineyard farms over 1,100 acres in the heart of Napa Valley - some of the most coveted vineyard property in the world. Beaulieu Vineyard is a globally recognized, iconic brand that epitomizes the quality and tradition of Napa Valley wines.

Le vignoble

One of the oldest continually operating wineries in Napa Valley, Beaulieu Vineyard has been setting the standard for rich, classic Napa Valley wines for over a century Founded in 1900 by Georges de Latour, French visionary who wanted to make world class wines to rival France Georges saw similarities between Bordeaux and Rutherford Beaulieu Vineyard is a rare Napa Valley “Grand Cru” winery with an unrivaled century long legacy and status Legendary winemaker and Napa Valley’s ‘godfather of winemaking’ Andre Tchelistcheff led the winemaking team at Beaulieu for more than 40 vintages The winemaking intention at Beaulieu Vineyard has always been focused on crafting world class wines of distinction Today, Beaulieu Vineyard farms over 1,100 acres of Napa Valley estate vineyards, some of the most coveted land in the valley Current winemaker Trevor Durling, only the 5th in BV’s history, carries on the tradition today of continually innovating for quality, with Beaulieu standing proud as a Napa icon Beaulieu Vineyard is one of the oldest, yet most modern wineries in the world, dating back to 1885.

“I am honored to be in this role at Beaulieu at such an exciting and pivotal time – entering a new chapter of growth and relevance in today’s market and culture – while preserving BV’s rich heritage and legacy.”

Trevor Durling

The vintage

The Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon has been widely recognized as the benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford (California) since its inaugural vintage in 1936. This wine honors the marriage between cutting-edge technology and gentle, traditional winemaking methods, a combination that enhances the expression of this remarkable vineyards.

The 2017 vintage in the Napa Valley was smaller yielding but high in quality. The region enjoyed much needed rain during the winter months ending the drought. A short period of warmer than usual temperatures during Labor Day weekend accelerated harvest for early ripening grapes varieties, resulting in an intense and, at times, unpredictable harvest. Though yields were lower than usual, the wines show exceptional flavor intensity and growing conditions were perfect for producing a wine with beautiful fruit and tremendous concentration of flavors, highly saturated color, and plenty of complexity.

Information

  • Domain Beaulieu Vineyard
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2017
  • Variety 97% Cabernet Sauvignon
    3% Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol degrees14.7°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

The 2017 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe, fruit-forward and voluptuous, with brawny dark fruit aromas of blackberry, dark plum and black currant. Hints of delicate violet and black pepper spice also support the lush fruit, showcasing the depth, concentration, and balance of this extraordinary Cabernet. Full-bodied with breadth and weight, the rich palate is supported by robust flavors of blackberry, cassis, dark plum, mocha and molasses. Notes of vanilla, caramel and baking spice are well-integrated, a tribute to aging in new French oak barrels. The fruit is supported by signature “Rutherford Dust” tannins, adding a round, cocoa-powder texture, supple length and firm presence to the lingering finish. The ever-expansive palate, while seamlessly integrating with the full-bodied texture, crafts a wine that shows nuance, intrigue and approachability now, but with layers of complexity and structure that will allow the wine to age for years to come.

Drinking window

2020-2040

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