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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2009
Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 114395)

PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $21.99

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
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Elegant and creamy, our 2009 Carneros Chardonnay unfolds in layers of peach and ripe pear, with delicate floral notes. Hints of vanilla from fermentation and aging in small oak barrels add enticing complexity. The honey-fruit flavors expand across the palate and culminate in a lasting crème brûlée finish. Napa Valley's excellent 2009 growing season retained ideal acidity in the grapes, which beautifully balanced the wine's creamy flavors and silky texture.
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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.