Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 96965
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot

Georges de Latour is the classic, original "Reserve" California wine, reflecting many decades of experience with some of Napa Valley's most historic vineyards. This wine was aged for 21 months in oak. Hand-harvested fruit, whole berries, careful but vigorous extraction during fermentation and gentle handling throughout the winemaking process yield a stunning wine for the ages.

The 2005 vintage of this extraordinary wine offers intense aromas of black fruits, mocha, toast and briar. It is full bodied, with rich, mouth-filling tannins and deeply concentrated black currant, vanilla and anise flavors. This vintage will require seven to nine years of aging to reach maturity, yet tastes fine now — an excellent example of the vintage.

"Excellent color: purple to the rim. Smoky claret-like aromas of tea, tobacco and red fruit. Soft wild berry flavors with dusty chalk and graphite accents. Spicy oak and chalky tannins punctuate the finish." 92 Points
Wine News
August/September 2008

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(9/29/2010)
this is the best wine I've ever bought this quantit y of. That's how happy and how good a deal I thought it was. I recommend it to all as an example of bordeaux quality from Napa. Smmooth and now I've got to make sure I keep enough to taste it at maturity.
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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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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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(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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