Beaulieu Vineyard Clone 6 Cabernet 1998

Cabernet Sauvignon from California

Item No. 51989
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • W&S94
  • 1996
  • WS94

Winemaker's Notes

Dense ruby-purple black color. The sheer individuality of Clone 6 stands out in the deep, mineral-earthy yet powerfully fruity aroma, redolent of cassis, graphite, black pepper and sweet oak-vanilla. Rich and powerfully fruity on the palate, the wine shows mouth-coating fruit intensity, with concentrated black fruit and mineral flavors balanced by substantial, firm but not edgy tannins. More compact and less broad right now than the '97 Georges de Latour, there is a dense core of sweet, ripe fruit that suggest that this wine should reach its peak after a decade of aging, though the highly textured, velvety mouth-feel allows one to enjoy the wine now with a fine grilled lamb chop or roast beef.

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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...

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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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