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1970 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 93 WA
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 44056-1970

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Mature, a touch nutty initially, but complex and holding, with cedar, green and black olive, spicy black cherry and currant, turning elegant and polished.--California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now. 11,800 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 1970 has always been considered one of the great B.V. Private Reserves. Well-stored bottles continue to taste brilliantly, but they are fully mature and cannot be expected to last much longer. This wine performed spectacularly in this recent blind tasting (February, 1995), revealing a huge, complex bouquet of overripe, sweet, jammy, pruny fruit, cedar, herbs, spices, and fruitcake. Fat and rich, with unctuously-textured, chewy, expansive flavors, and a full-bodied finish, it was all this great wine can be. It is, however, living on the edge, so drink it up.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Ricardo2
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: SingKevin
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: RalphTs
In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving cream of tartar business, bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vineyard with the vision of making Napa Valley wines that would rival those of his native France.Today the winery continues to turn to innovative practices to craft wines in a bold, classic style. They have become a leader in clonal research, and the BV Clone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines are highly acclaimed. Most recently a new state-of-the-art winery was completed within one of the original buildings. The Georges de Latour Private Reserve Winery utilizes the latest technology in combination with time-honored traditions for the production of this exceptional, wine-the longtime benchmark of Rutherford Cabernet.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 204 bottles owned
  • 70 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 70 collectors)