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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Zinfandel 1997
Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Zinfandel 1997
(search item no. 11794)

PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A big rich and juicy wine, a Zin not for the faint of heart but for those who love FLAVOR! Ripe, blackberry and bing cherry aromas leap out of the glass. Full, fleshy flavors show rich fruit extract, soft tannins, and a wonderful purity of fruit, while the alcohol adds a distinctive velvety texture. Some moderate youthful tannins suggest that a year or two in the bottle will do wonders. Drink with all manner of full-flavored, but not too spicy 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.