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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Beaulieu Vineyard Brut Reserve 1991
Beaulieu Vineyard Brut Reserve 1991
(search item no. 13600)

PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $37.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Classic pale green-yellow color. Nearly eight years "en tirage" has produced a fine steady bead of pinpoint bubbles, and a delicate, subtle bouquet of apple, hay, and lightly toasted biscuits. Medium bodied, with fine lightly nutty refined flavors, very crisp fruit and firm acidity, this is a truly Champagne-like California sparkling wine emphasizing elegance and finesse, not simply ripe California fruit. It should develop well in the bottle, as there are still some youthful citrusy notes in the finish that should round out with a few years more in the bottle, in the manner of a classic Vintage Champagne.
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About Beaulieu Vineyard:

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 promise as a world-class winemaking region. In 1938, de Latour hired the young Russian-French enologist, Andre Tchelistcheff. Today, Beaulieu continues to turn to innovative practices. Most recently, they completed a new state-of-the-art winery within one of their original buildings. The Georges de Latour Private Reserve Winery utilizes the latest technology in combination with time-honored traditions for the production of this exceptional wine.