Beaulieu Vineyard

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0141 ratings
8.76 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.5

Smoky oak, creamy & slightly thick palate, loads of peak-of-summer berries. Still a Napa Cabernet standard.

Smoky oak, creamy & slightly thick palate, loads of peak-of-summer berries. Still a Napa Cabernet standard.

2 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2014
Sipping Fine Wine

Dark ruby red color with aromas of ripe black fruit with spicy notes. On the palate black cherry and blackberry flavors emerge with hints of oak, some cacao, leather and sweet spice. Tannins seem a bit heavy. This full body wine finished about medium. Drink now. Reasonable value.

Dark ruby red color with aromas of ripe black fruit with spicy notes. On the palate black cherry and blackberry flavors emerge with hints of oak, some cacao, leather and sweet spice. Tannins seem a bit heavy. This full body wine finished about medium. Drink now. Reasonable value.

Jun 16th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.7

Color: Dark Purple with red hues
Nose: Slight cassis, some other fruit that I cant quite think of,
Palate: Cassis, medium to semi long finish, medium body, solid tannins not weak
Opinion: Great QPR tastes like a $25 to $30 bottle, really nice for around $15

Color: Dark Purple with red hues
Nose: Slight cassis, some other fruit that I cant quite think of,
Palate: Cassis, medium to semi long finish, medium body, solid tannins not weak
Opinion: Great QPR tastes like a $25 to $30 bottle, really nice for around $15

Sep 28th, 2015
Jennifer Laurie

Dense fruit with some nice tannin

Dense fruit with some nice tannin

Jun 8th, 2015
Wilfred Wong

Chief Storyteller, Wine.com

9.0

A cabernet that we can count on has produced a solid 2012 effort! Dark ruby color, almost brooding; ripe currants and dust in the aromas, pretty much what I had expected, fine depth and range of elements; medium bodied, pert and piquant on the palate, well integrated tannins; dry, nice acidity, well balanced; ripe currants and berries in the flavors, with a bit of oak, very good concentration; ripe berries and sweet oak in the flavors, nicely melded; medium finish, sweet tannins in the aftertaste. This is a trealy fine BV Rutherford and ranks amongst the winery's best. (Tasted: January 5, 2015, San Francisco, CA) (Best Served: 2014-2019) [Sourcing: 80% of the grapes are from vineyard blocks in BV Ranches No. 1, No. 2 and No. 10; 95% Rutherford AVA and 5% Napa AVA] [Composition: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec] [Winemaking Highlights: Barrel Aging 15 months (50% French oak, 35% American oak, 15% Hungarian oak (25% new barrels)] [Technical: 14.3% alcohol, 5.9g/L acidity, 3.70 pH] [Jeffrey Stambor, Winemaker] #cabernetsauvignon #napacabernet #beaulieuvineyard #redwines #napavalley

A cabernet that we can count on has produced a solid 2012 effort! Dark ruby color, almost brooding; ripe currants and dust in the aromas, pretty much what I had expected, fine depth and range of elements; medium bodied, pert and piquant on the palate, well integrated tannins; dry, nice acidity, well balanced; ripe currants and berries in the flavors, with a bit of oak, very good concentration; ripe berries and sweet oak in the flavors, nicely melded; medium finish, sweet tannins in the aftertaste. This is a trealy fine BV Rutherford and ranks amongst the winery's best. (Tasted: January 5, 2015, San Francisco, CA) (Best Served: 2014-2019) [Sourcing: 80% of the grapes are from vineyard blocks in BV Ranches No. 1, No. 2 and No. 10; 95% Rutherford AVA and 5% Napa AVA] [Composition: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec] [Winemaking Highlights: Barrel Aging 15 months (50% French oak, 35% American oak, 15% Hungarian oak (25% new barrels)] [Technical: 14.3% alcohol, 5.9g/L acidity, 3.70 pH] [Jeffrey Stambor, Winemaker] #cabernetsauvignon #napacabernet #beaulieuvineyard #redwines #napavalley

Jan 11th, 2015
Jo Florradikal

vanilla, oaky notes, baking spices, overly oaked #cabernet #napavalley #bv

vanilla, oaky notes, baking spices, overly oaked #cabernet #napavalley #bv

Dec 10th, 2015
Greg Helmer

Bold, rich, full-flavored; love the aroma and the feel on the tongue, it’s a perfectly fine Cabernet but not over the top. Just a little too fruit-forward.

Bold, rich, full-flavored; love the aroma and the feel on the tongue, it’s a perfectly fine Cabernet but not over the top. Just a little too fruit-forward.

Jan 3rd, 2019
Hamilton Schwartz

I think someone made this in his/her garage. Wish I were drinking what Nathan's drinking.

I think someone made this in his/her garage. Wish I were drinking what Nathan's drinking.

Apr 6th, 2017
Michael Borrello

Lovely berry upfront, mellow tannins, good value at $18

Lovely berry upfront, mellow tannins, good value at $18

Mar 8th, 2017
Sarah Oettel

Decant, decant, decant. This was just "ok" at first; and, now, as it has opened and I have almost none left, it is great! Wish I could rewind and decant.

Decant, decant, decant. This was just "ok" at first; and, now, as it has opened and I have almost none left, it is great! Wish I could rewind and decant.

Dec 28th, 2016