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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir 1999
Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 22591)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $20.24

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Medium ruby-violet in color, this Pinot Noir is not as dense in flavor as the previous vintage, but is even more aromatic. The smell of ripe black cherries, spice, and a light earthiness are very pronounced. The flavors are silky, round, and full of rich red fruits, overlaid by nuances of black pepper and smoke. The finish is supple, inviting one to have another glass... and another! A delicious example of classic Carneros Pinot Noir, perfect with fish and other subtle dishes.
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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.