Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $24.99
Item No. 94485
  • WN91
  • CG90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

"It takes Rutherford dust to make great Cabernet," said legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff. The 2005 Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon gives proof to his statement with rich dark fruit character woven with enticing anise, cocoa, licorice, loam and dried-herb notes.

"The first impression is of sweet fruit, and then the wine expands across the palate into deeper, riper layers of berries and cherries," said Winemaker Jeffrey Stambor, as he swirled and sipped the wine. "Well-integrated oak character heightens the aromas and laces the long, fruit-imbued finish. This richly-textured Cabernet is at once approachable and age-worthy."

Critical Acclaim

"Here is proof that not all classic Cabernets from Napa come with three-digit price tags. For, while this one is not as compelling as its mate, it is going to provide more early drinking pleasure, and the keen focus to its fruit and the rich, milk chocolate and ripe cherry sweetness tinged with hints of loam and sassafras in its flavors are precise portrayals of Napa Valley Cabernet in its most inviting guise. Nothing at this price compares."
90 Points

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Mike Hines - Sammamish, WA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
A deep and dark color, this wine looks powerful (2 of 2). Good spice in the bouquet, there a touch of oak, but I'm still looking for more (2 of 4). A big fruity intro makes for a nice presentation. it has good balance and a cool mouth feel. A complex finish is enjoyable. (8 of 10). A nice approachable cab, this is a very nice wine (3 of 4). TOTAL 14 of 20
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Learn About Beaulieu Vineyard Map ItMap It

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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