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1984 BV - Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

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," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving 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... More »

Score
91
Drink Dates
VF: 1988-2000
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Author Randy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.576%
Tasted On 12/02/2013

too late

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Author Zarm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 87.668%
Tasted On 10/09/2012

91-92. Surprising amount of fruit for 28 year old Napa cab! Very mature nose, wondeful old tabacco and leather, spice. Bottle in great shape. Not sure if I lucked out or what. Presume the bottle was very well stored. Cork was even in good shape. Bravo.

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Author Dr. Fil
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94%
Tasted On 12/31/2009

This one left me a little flat as I was expecting a bit more body. The others in the vertical I have of this wine have not disappointed. This one was just okay. Hints of leather, red currant, cherry were there, but not predominant. The oak was just about gone.

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