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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 24822)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark ruby color. Classic mint-cassis and cherry Cabernet aromas are highlighted by distinctive earth or loam scents. Medium-bodied, with ripe cherry, mint-chocolate flavors, the wine currently shows a firm structure with fine tannins and good acidity, along with a touch of warmth from the ripe fruit. Still a juvenile, this wine will benefit greatly from 2-4 years in bottle before drinking.
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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.