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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
BV Century Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
BV Century Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 97041)

PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with vibrant red fruit, cherry-cola and hint of spice. Flavors of plum and forest berries fill out the palate, contributing a nice acidity that holds through the lingering finish. With smooth tannins and a balanced profile, this wine pairs well with hearty pastas, aged cheddar or grilled lamb. Century Cellars wines are crafted to reflect the long history and collective knowledge of BV's winemaking team in a wine that is accessible and enjoyable. This is achieved through traditional winemaking techniques with a focus on retaining the liveliness of the inherent berry flavors balanced with a subtle oak influence for nuances of vanilla and spice with good mid-palate structure.
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About BV Century Cellars:

Beaulieu Vineyard was named by Fernande de Latour, the wife of BV founder Georges de Latour. Georges purchased the property in 1900 and surprised Fernande by bringing her to the spot that would eventually be the birthplace of one of California's premiere wineries. One look and Fernande was in heaven - she exclaimed "Beaulieu!" which means "beautiful place" in French. That is how BV or Beaulieu Vineyard got its name.

Fernande's famous hospitality and Georges de Latour's entrepreneurial spirit are how the BV winery gained its reputation. Fernande would be sure that if she hosted anyone in her home, she would always greet the guest with a glass of wine at the door. Georges, on the other hand, was out and about town and was quickly becoming a highly respected figure in the California wine industry. In 1902, the opportunity to purchase more property was presented to him by his neighbor and he bought and planted 127 acres, conveniently located right next to his home.

By 1911, Georges was already garnering attention for his work. This is a quote from the St. Helena Star in May 1911, "When it comes to quality, California is greatly indebted to Mr. G. de Latour, of Rutherford, who for some years has imported hundreds of thousands of the choicest French grafted wines, which have been planted in all the important vineyards in the state."