Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2162 ratings
9.139 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shawn R

The friendship and wine could not have been better. 65 BV runs strong-great structure and bright red fruit still presents itself. Thanks for sharing @David L

The friendship and wine could not have been better. 65 BV runs strong-great structure and bright red fruit still presents itself. Thanks for sharing @David L

Oct 20th, 2019
Shay A
9.0

Another killer Wednesday Wine Committee lineup. As always, 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

I called this late ‘70s Napa Cab. Sandwiched in between Bordeaux wines, the profile was decidedly sweeter. The fruit has become slightly syrupy with a maple note. Fully integrated and obviously on the decline, it was fun to see how this held up fairly well after 2+ in the decanter...no drop off. Dates, old graham cracker, and cherry cordial were the main highlights.

Another killer Wednesday Wine Committee lineup. As always, 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind.

I called this late ‘70s Napa Cab. Sandwiched in between Bordeaux wines, the profile was decidedly sweeter. The fruit has become slightly syrupy with a maple note. Fully integrated and obviously on the decline, it was fun to see how this held up fairly well after 2+ in the decanter...no drop off. Dates, old graham cracker, and cherry cordial were the main highlights.

May 1st, 2019
Greg Gregory

Didn’t expect much. Not a great Napa vintage. Passive storage, but in only one place since release. Basically this is what the Burgundians say “If you want to drink Burgundy, you can wait 50 years for Bdx to become Burgundy or you can just buy Burgundy”. 🤣

Definitely fading but still a touch of acid left to keep the maraschino cherry juice type fruit integrated. This was very elegant and....Burgundy like.

Didn’t expect much. Not a great Napa vintage. Passive storage, but in only one place since release. Basically this is what the Burgundians say “If you want to drink Burgundy, you can wait 50 years for Bdx to become Burgundy or you can just buy Burgundy”. 🤣

Definitely fading but still a touch of acid left to keep the maraschino cherry juice type fruit integrated. This was very elegant and....Burgundy like.

Apr 7th, 2019
Greg Gregory

Aromas to die for. I wanted to dab a little on my wrist and neck. Jammy fruit and in an age where Napa Valley allowed only 51% of Cab grapes to call the wine Cab, BV was proud to use only 100% Cab in their GDL PR. Another fun fact, they made 20,000 cases of this juice! It was definitely the Phelps Insignia of its day from a quality standpoint with that many cases.

Aromas to die for. I wanted to dab a little on my wrist and neck. Jammy fruit and in an age where Napa Valley allowed only 51% of Cab grapes to call the wine Cab, BV was proud to use only 100% Cab in their GDL PR. Another fun fact, they made 20,000 cases of this juice! It was definitely the Phelps Insignia of its day from a quality standpoint with that many cases.

Jan 15th, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.

Toasted Graham cracker, cassis, and even some old cedar wood. Structure was still in tact and young tasting.

Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.

Toasted Graham cracker, cassis, and even some old cedar wood. Structure was still in tact and young tasting.

Oct 17th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Maderized. A shame.

Maderized. A shame.

Oct 3rd, 2018
Greg Gregory

One of my two surprise wines of the night. Wow this is good and from a vintage that always excels but was lost in the shadows of 69.

One of my two surprise wines of the night. Wow this is good and from a vintage that always excels but was lost in the shadows of 69.

May 4th, 2018
Matt Duncan

Showing significant oxidation but an outline of structure existed for a while.

Showing significant oxidation but an outline of structure existed for a while.

Sep 16th, 2017
Web Bond

Impressive bottle.

Impressive bottle.

Jul 15th, 2017
Adrienne Stillman

Still fruit left on the 1973. Incredible.

Still fruit left on the 1973. Incredible.

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