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Bv Georges De Latour Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 2017

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OK OK OK! We heard you! MORE MAGNUMS!! Were proud of you drinking more magnums, that is. I mean, its just 2 bottlespop them more often with your budsbecauseYOU have the rabid vinously-focused folks at Last Bottle down here in Napa scoring wicked, tongue-on-the-floor wines like this COLLECTOR-LEVEL masterpiece at simply, utterly insane prices. NOW NOW now, go go, we have likenone to sellthe mind reels

BV. The great one. The history, the legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, its status as one of the few wineries that survived the dark ages of Prohibition, its noble beginnings in the late 1800s , so many amazing old wines .anywayWOW. Magnums!

Lovers of Bordeaux-inspired Napa Cabernet, lovers of CA winemaking history, anyone needing a blisteringly badass bottle for a special occasion, or a bottle for the cellar deep stash, you KNOW. Besides the raves from the press below, we can confirm, at this afternoon hour sampling it, that the NOSE!! My goodness so intense, deeply concentrated, tightly wound and full of complexity, with very fine balance that we look for in these wines, with a Bordeaux-like feel to it and a laser-focused streak of pure cassis, anise, that fantastic mint note, dark chocolate shavings and toasted cloves, some torrefaction and some sort of magic pixie dust, too. That balance will make it a long ager, if you can keep hands off.

Bv Georges De Latour Cabernet: 1969

Quel beaulieu !” exclaimed the woman—what a beautifulplace.

The year was 1900, and the woman was Fernande de Latour. Given the fact thatshe was looking at the Rutherford Bench, rather than the Promised Land, shemight be accused of exaggeration. Still, her enthusiasm was contagious to herhusband, Georges. The couple bought the property and named it BeaulieuVineyard.

Though Georges de Latour was not a famous winemaker, he was well-acquaintedwith vineyard science. He knew exactly what the Napa had to do to combat theepidemic of phylloxera that was sweeping the valley at the time. He importedphylloxera-resistant rootstock from France, sold it to his Americancounterparts, and became a wealthy man.

Beaulieu Vineyard also florished, becoming one of the best-known Cabernetproducers in California. It also had the good fortune not only to surviveprohibition, but actually to prosper. BV was one of the wineries thatreceived a national contract to supply sacremental wine to churches. A lot ofpeople got religion during Prohibition, and by 1923 Latour was able to buy anold stone winery across the road. After Repeal, he was well-situated to make afortune unlike many of his neighbors, who had uprooted their Cabernet andplanted coarser varieties to make concentrate for shipment back East, Latourhad some of the best and oldest vines in the state.

Georges De Latour Cabernet Tasting Notes

Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002

Inky, saturated purple. The nose is alive with aromas of blackberry, vanillaand toasty oak. Full-bodied, spicy and assertive in the mouth, with broodingtannins and blackberry flavors which seem both stewed and fresh at the sametime. Solid and richly concentrated, yet profoundly balanced, it has decades oflife and improvement ahead of it. Finishes with ripe flavors of plum, darkberry, spice and tooth-coating tannins.

Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2001

Saturated purple-black. Compact, spicy aromas of both red and black fruitshighlight the nose. Full-bodied, poised and ripe in the mouth, with excellentacidity and formidable tannins. Despite the power and tannic force of the wine,it displays a succulent core of black fruits which emerges in the midpalate andcontinues on the long, balanced finish.

Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 1995

Deep, saturated purple, with a crimson rim. The nose is earthy and recessed,with hints of truffle, chocolate and damp earth. The wine enters the moutheffortlessly, but flavors of anise, menthol and black fruits build steadily inthe midpalate, framed by good acidity and pinpoint tannins. The finish is longand earthy, with suggestions of minerals, chocolate and cola.

Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 1994

Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 1987

Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 1986

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Wine & Vintage Details

Tasting Note

The 2017 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe, fruit-forward and voluptuous, with brawnydark fruit aromas of blackberry, dark plum and black currant. Hints of delicate violet and black pepper spice alsosupport the lush fruit, showcasing the depth, concentration, and balance of this extraordinary Cabernet. Full-bodied withbreadth and weight, the rich palate is supported by robust flavors of blackberry, cassis, dark plum, mocha and molasses.Notes of vanilla, caramel and baking spice are well-integrated, a tribute to aging in new French oak barrels. The fruit issupported by signature Rutherford Dust tannins, adding a round, cocoa-powder texture, supple length and firmpresence to the lingering finish. The ever-expansive palate, while seamlessly integrating with the full-bodied texture,crafts a wine that shows nuance, intrigue and approachability now, but with layers of complexity and structure that willallow the wine to age for years to come.

Vintage Note

Beaulieu Vineyard Georges De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Vintage
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
Ratings
Producer Tasting Note

The 2017 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe, fruit-forward and voluptuous, with brawny dark fruit aromas of blackberry, dark plum and black currant. Hints of delicate violet and black pepper spice also support the lush fruit, showcasing the depth, concentration, and balance of this extraordinary Cabernet. Full-bodied with breadth and weight, the rich palate is supported by robust flavors of blackberry, cassis, dark plum, mocha and molasses. Notes of vanilla, caramel and baking spice are well-integrated, a tribute to aging in new French oak barrels. The fruit is supported by signature Rutherford Dust tannins, adding a round, cocoa-powder texture, supple length and firm presence to the lingering finish. The ever-expansive palate, while seamlessly integrating with the full-bodied texture, crafts a wine that shows nuance, intrigue and approachability now, but with layers of complexity and structure that will allow the wine to age for years to come.

Vintage Note
From Wine Advocate 94 Points
From Decanter 96 Points

“Showcasing the deep slashes of liquorice that you find in Cabernet from Napa, this is layered with concentrated cassis. A more generously spiced, ripe, juicy and pure version than you often find in the savoury, menthol-laced Cabernet of Bordeaux. This is confident and has years of pleasure ahead of it for anyone who owns it.” – Jane Anson

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Bv Georges De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Beaulieu Vineyards is a timeless classic, embodying every trait that makes Rutherford so wondrous. Composed inside the winerys new state-of-the-art facility, Georges de Latour perfectly balances time-honored traditions with modern technologies.

2017 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve tasting note from James Suckling,This is one of the most balanced Georges de Latour, offering currants, minerals, fresh herbs and spices. Its full-bodied with very fine tannins. Long and focused. Subtle and complex. Very elegant and refined in the end. Reminds me of classic, old vintages from the 1960s and 1970s. Drink or hold.JAMES SUCKLING 97 POINTS

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Beaulieu Vineyard 2017 ‘georges De Latour’ Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe, fruit-forward and voluptuous, with brawny dark fruit aromas of blackberry, dark plum and black currant. Hints of delicate violet and black pepper spice also support the lush fruit, showcasing the depth, concentration, and balance of this extraordinary Cabernet. Full-bodied with breadth and weight, the rich palate is supported by robust flavors of blackberry, cassis, dark plum, mocha and molasses. Notes of vanilla, caramel and baking spice are well-integrated, a tribute to aging in new French oak barrels. The fruit is supported by signature Rutherford Dust tannins, adding a round, cocoa-powder texture, supple length and firm presence to the lingering finish. The ever-expansive palate, while seamlessly integrating with the full-bodied texture, crafts a wine that shows nuance, intrigue and approachability now, but with layers of complexity and structure that will allow the wine to age for years to come.

97 Points – James Suckling

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Beckstoffer George Iii Vineyard

When it comes down to it, what makes Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard such a noteworthy wine destination isn’t the climate, or the soil, or even the geniuses tending the 300-acre ranch in Rutherford, originally planted by Elizabeth Rutherford in 1895. No, Georges III owes its fame and historical significance to the acclaim of one bottle: the Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet, which made a huge splash in the 1960s and ’70s and defined the flavor of Napa Valley for decades. And yet, that revered bottle never really managed to define the vineyard where some of California’s greatest winemakers have tripped over themselves trying to snag some of its fruit. It takes a lot of expertise and ingenuity to concoct the definitive Cabernet, but to keep the quality going strong over generations like Georges III hasthat’s a whole other thing. Getting your hands on bottles of George III typically means breaking the bank. But worth it to experience “the underlying character of its diversity,” as described by Mike Smith of Myriad Cellars, who asserts that “the magic happens when you take that diversity into a wine as a whole, not by varietal-blending but by Cabernet Sauvignon on its own.”

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Wines to Try:

2019 Myriad Cellars ‘Empyrean’ Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyards George III Napa Valley

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