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Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Napa Valley, California, United StatesIf you haven’t been tasting BV of late, you are in for a treat. Much has changed under chief winemaker Trevor Durling, only the fifth winemaker in the winery’s 119 year history. One of the best examples is the 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Expect a fragrant black fruit nose with briary undertones and earthy tea leaf. It is fresher than you might expect, and the upfront fruit is juicy and inviting, pitching black raspberry, black cherry, a dash of cola, and Napa jam that sinks into a subtle, dark chocolate, minty finish. The structure is well balanced, mixing oak and vanilla with toast and savoury dried herbs. The mix is complex and pleasing now but will undoubtedly be even better five to seven years later. Well integrated baking spice, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and ginger from the toasted oak barrels seamlessly compliment the lively berries, leading to a long, savoury finish with focused acidity. This crowd pleasing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is incredibly drinkable now, upon release, and can age for many years. Most of the wine comes from Napa Valley AVAs Rutherford, Calistoga, and St. Helena. The wine spends 18 months aging in French, American, and European oak (30% new barrels), and the final blend is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah, and 2% Cabernet Franc.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$50.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$40.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Beaulieu VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 393926UPC: 080696096426