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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 98557)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A Bordeaux blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, .5% Malbec and .5% Petit Verdot.

The symphony of aromas and flavors in our 2006 Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon comes from vineyards located in diverse regions of the valley. With each swirl and sip, velvety layers of blackberry, ripe Santa Rosa plum, chocolate, violet and mineral are revealed. Each vineyard's clone, soil, mesoclimate, exposure and cultivation techniques contributed to the wine's complex fruit expression, while barrel aging added soft oak nuances.

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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.