Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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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,' (pronounced bow - loo) or 'beautiful place.' Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his 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. Fast forward to today: 'One of the most dramatic revelations in my California North Coast tastings was the resurrection/renaissance of Beaulieu Vineyard, one of the historic names in California winedom. This was the source of some extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignons in the fifties, sixties, and early seventies. In recent years, Michel Rolland, the brilliant wine consultant, was brought in to work with the Private Reserve program, and it appears his magic has spilled over onto the other wines as well.' Robert Parker
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Rutherford
Brand Beaulieu Vineyard
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
  • v96

VinousRipe, concentrated and intense, with fabulous richness throughout, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve brilliantly melds together elements of both the classic and modern. The flavors are dark and unctuous, but even with the wine's considerable mid-palate sweetness, the 2013 needs time for the tannins to soften. There is no shortage of potential, but readers will have to be patient.

  • wa95+

Wine AdvocateOne of the two flagship cuvées, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour is a fabulous wine. Obviously, this is the one wine that received the most meticulous attention from their outside consultant Michel Rolland. A great effort in 2013, as one might expect in this vintage, this wine needs 5-6 years and seems capable of lasting 30-40 or more, given the history of the great BV Private Reserves. Inky purple to the rim, with an extraordinary nose of créme de cassis and kirsch, licorice, cedarwood, and a touch of underbrush, the wine hits the palate with a full-bodied, powerful, concentrated, dense style, has great acidity, moderately sweet tannin, and a long, long finish. This wine is young and still slightly unformed, but loaded with potential and upside. Forget it for 5-6 years and drink it over the following half-century.

Robert Parker, October 2015
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastVelvety and plush on the palate, this classic Cabernet offers firm, youthful tannins and full-bodied concentration of dense black fruit. Cedar, dried herb and tobacco scents frame its core, broadcasting a burning intensity and sanguine chewiness. Cellar and enjoy best 2023-2033.

Virginie Boone, May 1, 2017
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorImpressively elegant and refined, exhibiting a graceful, understated array of harmonious flavors, with currant, anise, cedar and tobacco details amid crushed rock and loamy earth notes. Firms nicely on the finish, where the flavors linger. Drink now through 2030. 6,503 cases made.

James Laube, March 31, 2017

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