1997 BV - Georges de Latour Private Reserve 750ml

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WS 95   WA 90   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

An extraordinary wine, dense, rich and earthy, with broad, plush tannins and tiers of complex currant, earth, cedar, black cherry, mineral and anise flavors. Keeps a tight focus on the long, rich, detailed aftertaste. 17,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2002-2010
Author: James Laube

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

A strong effort from Beaulieu, the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a beautifully sweet nose of spicy oak intermixed with black cherries and currants. Full-bodied, rich, pure, and concentrated, it combines restraint and elegance with power and muscle. It will age well for two decades. While Beaulieu is no longer one of California's cutting edge wineries, this is classic stuff.

Drink Dates: 2002-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 132

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 96
Author: PurpleTeeth
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/17/2012
Drink Dates: 2005-2018
Another winner - by far the best bottle of this wine I've had (and I've had at least eight bottles before this). This is a shining example of a Napa Cabernet at its best. It doesn't gang-tackle your palette, but seduces with its soft, profound subtle cherry cola and cinnamon flavor profile. This Napa Valley icon is generally agreed to be one of the greatest wines ever produced in the Golden State, and I feel privileged to have enjoyed it. The producer has been making this wine for more than 100 years, and this vintage is considered its masterpiece. Anyone who loves wine, has heard of wine or can spell "wine" should buy a bottle immediately before it's gone. Don't miss this experience. Drinkable now, and to 2018 and beyond.

Rating: 94
Author: Eric Gorescu
Tasted On: 12/22/2013
At the peak !!! Great win, elegant, vivid, this wine really impressed me, blueberry notes, full-body and incredible retro-taste.

Rating: 90
Author: Bryon
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/02/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2015
had with hockey Parents in Santa Rosa over Meat Pizza Good color and clarity, a little light in body, soft from the start with light fruit front start to finish. Easy drinking, could last another two years and be the same. Not going to get better.

Rating: 89
Author: Brian Bell
Tasted On: 08/26/2012

Rating: 83
Author: Gevertz Michael
Trust Rating: 75
Tasted On: 12/05/2011
Drink Dates: 2007-2011

Average rating: 90, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

3108 bottles owned by 988 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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