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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2000
Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2000
(search item no. 46282)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fine yellow-green gold color. The opulent, forward fruit strongly manifests itself with rich, pear-honey and vanilla extract aromas, with overtones of fresh herbs and marzipan. Very full, lush flavors reveal integrated, typically Carneros, ripe apple and peachy fruit combined with the spicy vanilla-cinnamon elements of oak. The finish is creamy, round, and toasty, neither "charry" nor resiny, the oak finely balanced the powerful fruit. This is a luxuriously textured, high extract wine; a great foil for rich fish dishes, savory chicken, or a veal roast.
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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.