A Bordeaux blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, .5% Malbec and .5% Petit Verdot.
The symphony of aromas and flavors in our 2006 Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon comes from vineyards located in diverse regions of the valley. With each swirl and
sip, velvety layers of blackberry, ripe Santa Rosa plum, chocolate, violet and mineral are
revealed. Each vineyard's clone, soil, mesoclimate, exposure and cultivation techniques
contributed to the wine's complex fruit expression, while barrel aging added soft oak nuances.
"No one else in Napa Valley could produce a Cabernet of this pedigree, at this price, besides Beaulieu. They bring their century of experience, as well as their vineyards, to produce this fine, dry wine. It reeks of classicism, from the purity of structure to the refined, Bordeaux-like black currant and cedar flavors. An amazing accomplishment."
Wonderful nose, full fruit and wood tones. This opened up fairly quickly; juicy on the palate, balanced and layered. It drinks like a wine at twice the price until the finish - which unfortunately its a bit tart. Still - for $17 this is a great value. (although I notice wine.com bumped the price to $20 since my first purchse -- still a good value though).
Very good. You can never go wrong with a BV. Could not be beat at the wine.com price $18.
My wife and I both enjoyed this wine. I believe it will only get better with cellaring.
2006 proved to be a great year in the Napa valley. This is a good example of a great priced wine to enjoy with meals or on it's own.
This was a nice wine, nothing to right home about. Easy to drink but nothing to stand out. With so many Cabs to try I'll just try something new next time and not get this again.