Beaulieu Vineyard

Signet Collection Clone 6 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

9.26 ratings
9.12 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
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.1

I think it has held up very well (1999) and still has a surprising amount of focused fruit at its core. A bit of “fruit leather” and licorice, dried flowers, a bit of dust, a touch of vanilla bean, and the tannins are still very much present. It is a soft and elegant Cabernet that took more than hour after decanting to really open up. For some reason, this wine inspires an image of an elderly, but elegant woman with a polished outfit, perfectly coiffed hair, but slightly crooked lipstick. I have respect and appreciation for the effort and the overall package, even though I can see that everything is not absolutely perfect. Still pretty damn amazing. Very enjoyable with a Porterhouse grilled on Mesquite charcoal, red oak, and served with a side of blue cheese coleslaw.

I think it has held up very well (1999) and still has a surprising amount of focused fruit at its core. A bit of “fruit leather” and licorice, dried flowers, a bit of dust, a touch of vanilla bean, and the tannins are still very much present. It is a soft and elegant Cabernet that took more than hour after decanting to really open up. For some reason, this wine inspires an image of an elderly, but elegant woman with a polished outfit, perfectly coiffed hair, but slightly crooked lipstick. I have respect and appreciation for the effort and the overall package, even though I can see that everything is not absolutely perfect. Still pretty damn amazing. Very enjoyable with a Porterhouse grilled on Mesquite charcoal, red oak, and served with a side of blue cheese coleslaw.

Apr 14th, 2019
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.1

This 1999 is mature and drinking Great right know. Deep dark black fruit with a plum edge to it. In a whole smorgasbord of wines this showed very well. Thanks Howard. Solid 91+

This 1999 is mature and drinking Great right know. Deep dark black fruit with a plum edge to it. In a whole smorgasbord of wines this showed very well. Thanks Howard. Solid 91+

Dec 27th, 2015
Greg B
9.7

Wow! I'm a lucky guy...

Wow! I'm a lucky guy...

Feb 23rd, 2016
Greg B
9.1

Clone 6 Signet Collection

Clone 6 Signet Collection

Dec 27th, 2015
John Orchard

John had this 10 months ago

John had this 10 months ago

Apr 14th, 2019