Wine Advocate | Rating: 86The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford exhibits a medium ruby color as well as cassis and earth in the bouquet and flavors, medium body, and moderate tannin. Drink this elegant Cabernet over the next 5-6 years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating:Top notch, excellent. Drank it for New Year's with Tory and Geri. Light, almost like a merlot or pinot, very smooth with short aftertaste. Usual currant and blackberry bouquet.Author: Doug W133
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 85 bottles owned
- 31 collectors