Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1969

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

$300.00 $259.00
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Item No. 132312
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS92
  • RP88
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Winemaker's Notes

"At first, this wine appeared to be sterile, innocuous, and uninteresting, but as if someone magically said the right words, the bouquet began to develop, revealing spicy, cedary, herb, and berry aromas. In the mouth, the wine is medium-bodied, without the glycerin, fat, alcohol, and ripeness of either its predecessor or successor. Nevertheless, I admired this wine's graceful personality and well-balanced feel." - Robert Parker

Critical Acclaim

"Another BV classic. In fine condition, sweet, ripe and intense, with supple plum and currant flavors framed by toasty oak. Wonderful finesse and balance, with a long, full finish"
92 Points

"Two recent bottles of the 1969 have been fully mature, but they exhibited no signs of losing their fruit and falling apart. The wine reveals a healthy dark ruby color with light amber at the edge. The nose offers straightforward but intense aromas of sweet oak and jammy fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, with good freshness, a mouthfilling chewiness as well as moderate tannin in the finish. This well-structured, excellent B.V. Private Reserve should continue to drink well for another decade. It is less spectacular, but also less fragile than the super-ripe 1970."
88 Points

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The deep roots of Beaulieu Vineyard were first planted back in 1900, when founder Georges de Latour noticed similarities with his native Bordeaux and declared the Napa Valley ideal for winemaking. Planting vineyards in Rutherford with grafted, phylloxera-resistent French vines, the Cabernet Sauvignon that de Latour crafted from these grapes gave the world a taste of California's...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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