About the Wine
Called the "beautiful place",at Beaulieu Vineyard, the winemaking legacy spans more than a century. The story is woven by the remarkable place and the extraordinary people who have shaped winemaking in America. From the visionary Georges de Latour to the legendary André Tchelistcheff, each chapter of the history is marked by a passion for quality and an unwavering commitment to craftsmanship.
In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first beheld the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she exclaimed, "Quelle beau lieu!" or "What a beautiful place." Thus, Beaulieu Vineyard was born, with a vision to rival the wines of France right here in the heart of Napa Valley.
During WWII he met Andre Tchelistcheff (essentially the godfather of quality winemaking in California) in France and the Bordeaux-Napa cultural and professional exchange began. His partnership with Georges de Latour heralded a new era of excellence at Beaulieu Vineyard, marked by continuous innovation and a relentless pursuit of quality. Today, his spirit lives on in every bottle produced.
To honor Tchelistcheff's legacy, Beaulieu Vineyard has made significant investments in innovation, including a state-of-the-art winemaking facility dedicated to producing the flagship wine, the Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. This commitment to excellence has earned acclaim from critics and collectors alike.
Beaulieu Vineyard Winemaker Trevor Durling presides as only the fifth winemaker in the winery’s 119-year history. A native Californian, Trevor was raised in Sonoma County, the heart of Northern California’s wine country. With a love of agriculture, science, and cuisine, Trevor pursued his studies at the University of California Davis in the Viticulture and Enology program. As a winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard, Trevor incorporates his passion for creating fine wines, while preserving the heritage and legacy of Beaulieu Vineyard.
"It takes Rutherford Dust to grow great Cabernet." ~ André Tchelistcheff
2019 was a fabulous year for Napa Valley. Wine Spectator awarded this year a 97-point score, and Vinous Media gave it 96 points saying that "The 2019 Napa Valley Cabernets have turned out beautifully. 2019 is a very high-quality vintage of Cabernets that will be easy to drink and enjoy with minimal cellaring. The extra kick of late heat softened the tannins, making the wines a pleasure to taste and drink."
Aging: 22 months in 75% New French Oak Barrels
Tasting Notes: Red wine, dark in color, this wine jumps out of the glass with aromas of dark fruits, blackberries, and plums, escorted by light herbal notes of sage and violets. On the palate, the wine is rather rich and full, showcasing a nice tight tannic structure.
Redcurrants and fresh herbs with some fresh flowers and tobacco. Medium-bodied, soft and delicious with creamy tannins. Citrus at the end. 63% cabernet sauvignon, 15% malbec, 13% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot. Drink and enjoy. Why wait? ~93 James Suckling
This smooth and velvety wine offers a rich, supple mouthfeel and ripe, indulgent black currant and black-cherry flavors. Light tannins counter the wine's richness, for good balance. ~92 Wine Enthusiast
A nice, plush style, with cassis and cherry compote notes rolling through, laced with singed vanilla and licorice. Reveals good underlying freshness, with an echo of violet through the finish as the fruit plays out. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2032. ~92 Wine Spectator
The 2019 Tapestry Reserve (which was first made in 1990) offers lots of red and blue fruits as well as notes of tobacco and dried herbs. It's more focused, concentrated, and structured than the Napa Valley Cabernet and, I suspect, will evolve for 10-15 years. ~92 Jeb Dunnuck
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