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Beaulieu Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherfordtext

Beaulieu Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2019

Napa Valley, California, United StatesBV Reserve is a new addition to the lineup that some call a mini Georges de Latour. The fruit comes from many of the ranches that made up the history of the Rutherford property for more than 100 years and is mostly all West Bench fruit. Be prepared to be stunned by the quality of a cabernet sauvignon, now selected to be only one-third of its former volume. Unlike the many dead fruit wines that have plagued Napa, this new BV Reserve hums with vibrancy and life on the palate. The mix is 85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% petit verdot, and 5% malbec, delivering a whack of flavour but again with more subtlety than you might expect. Cherries, mulberries, plum jam, an underlying minerality, and a bed of floral notes add length and complexity that doesn't quit. The tannins are dense but ripe and structurally keep the wine somewhat taut through the finish. This is Rutherford in all its glory.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$110.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
US$85.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Beaulieu VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon