Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot 2002

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 81925
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • WE85

Winemaker's Notes

Medium-dark ruby color. Pronounced ripe cherry and green peppercorn herbal aromas. Distinctive pine-vanilla oak aromas add a spicy accent. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins, moderate acidity and ripe cherry-mineral flavors, this is already a very balanced wine. The finish is marked by distinctive hints of red pepper mixed with cocoa and vanilla-oak.

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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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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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