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1977 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve

  • 88 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 44056-1977-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Chunky, well structured and better than expected. Excellent dark red color, with aromas of plum, cassis and berry and hints of wet earth.Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Still tight; needs time. Not at all drying up.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    I thought this was a strong showing for the 1977 vintage. The color is moderately deep ruby with only a trace of amber at the edge. Although the nose offers ripe fruit, it is surprisingly backward and unevolved. In the mouth, there is fine tannin and good concentration and depth, as well as a firm, austere finish. This wine, which is not yet fully mature, should continue to fill out, and may turn out to be a surprisingly fine vintage for Beaulieu with considerable aging potential.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Just amazing. Shows a lovely red color, with rose-colored touches at the rim. Dried cherries and sweet, delicious tobacco on the nose. The palate still has a lot of fruit and, while the tannins have faded away, it has excellent body. Just an amazing wine.
    Author: Rick H.
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

  • 118 bottles owned
  • 47 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 47 collectors)