Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Reserve Napa Cabernet 2020 Rated 95WE CELLAR SELECTION

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Rated 95

Energizing tannins and vivid fruit acidity power the massive black fruits and intricate oak spices in this muscular but polished wine. Plump blackberries, baked blueberries, black currants and cedar all add to the compelling flavors. Built to improve and gain complexity with age, this wine should drink best from 2027-2037.

Wine Tasting Notes
Beaulieu Vineyard has been a pioneer in producing exceptional Napa Valley wines for over a century. Our Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a prime example, showcasing the distinctive characteristics of our esteemed Rutherford estate vineyards. This wine captures the essence of its origin, featuring refined tannins reminiscent of the renowned "Rutherford dust" associated with BV's legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff. Affectionately known as "Baby Georges" as a tribute to the iconic Georges de Latour release, our Rutherford Reserve offers a harmonious blend of accessibility and strength - embodying Tchelistcheff's concept of "an iron fist in a velvet glove."

This latest iteration of Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon represents a true reflection of our unique western Rutherford benchland terroir. It boasts a bold, deep purple hue that is both captivating and intense. Aromas of red berries, violets, and roses intertwine with flavors of dark cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and plums. The wine's velvety texture is complemented by youthful tannins that grip the palate, showcasing the distinctive Rutherford dust influence. The finish is dry, with subtle notes of espresso, tar, and graphite. A well-balanced acidity enhances the dark fruit core, providing a luxurious and opulent experience. Delicate hints of vanilla, caramel, and toast from the oak aging add complexity to the wine. With its remarkable equilibrium, richness, and strength, this wine culminates in a lingering and impressive finish. It is a true testament to the exceptional quality of Cabernet Sauvignon from our esteemed Rutherford AVA vineyards.
  • AGEABILITY: 2023 to 2043
    • VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
      • Alcohol: 14.8%
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