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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Beaulieu Vineyard Sonoma Chardonnay 2002
Beaulieu Vineyard Sonoma Chardonnay 2002
(search item no. 62492)

PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Very lovely, intense and classic white peach aromas of Sonoma Chardonnay, layered with overtones of cinnamon-nut and vanilla from the barrels. Full and viscous on the palate, the wine is neither heavy nor cloying, with exuberant, appley fruit flavors defined by clean fresh acidity and a note of toastiness in the finish. It is very well balanced, fresh, yet rich, and a great match with baked salmon, a rich seafood stew, or lemon-grilled chicken.

Alcohol 13.5 %

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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.