Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

$20.99
Item No. 1677
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

A classic Rutherford Cabernet! Solid ruby-violet color. Big Rutherford dust baked earth and cassis aromas with hints of roast coffee. These are suffused under lovely scents of mint and vanilla from the oak. The wine's medium full-bodied flavors reveal plush, sweet currant and blackberry fruit, velvety texture, and a distinctive and delicious hint of dark chocolate. The wine finishes with clean Cabernet fruit, not oak, and the spicy intensity typical of Rutherford Cabernet. Fleshy and upfront, this vintage of our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon should age gracefully for up to a decade.

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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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Learn About Napa Valley

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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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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