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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 110118)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine exudes its sense of placeā€”the personality and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon grown on Napa Valley's Rutherford Bench. Our 2008 Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon captures this area with briary blackberry, dark plum, black cherry, chocolate and tobacco leaf. The famous Rutherford Dust gives the wine cocoa-powder tannins and texture, while well-integrated oak adds toasty mocha notes to the generous aromas and expansive flavors.
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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.