1990 BV - Georges de Latour Private Reserve 750ml

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WS 90   Collector 85
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

A chunky and compacted Cabernet, with currant, mint and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, fruity finish. Very ripe and rich. Tight and still closed.--Georges de Latour Private Reserve vertical. 8,900 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2001+
Author: James Suckling

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 90
Author: NapaValleyWine
Tasted On: 12/04/2010
Medium-dark ruby-garnet color. Full, gingery, berry-cassis and mineral bouquet, showing good fruit concentration and maturity. Full, sinewy flavors reveal good extract and weight of fruit backed by fine tannins and low acidity. There is a lot of class here, though the structure is evidenced by the firm, slightly dry finish. 3% Merlot included. Needs time.

Rating: 80
Author: coffeemuse
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/16/2011
Badly oxidized

Average rating: 89, based on 3 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

368 bottles owned by 162 collectors.

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About This Producer

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.

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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