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1996 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 »

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Comm: 2006-2010

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 93
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author gjsantoro
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.45%
Tasted On 08/16/2014

Over the hill. Still had some fruit but very musky and a bit flat.

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Author Maia C
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 10/10/2011

Still has lively acidity. Good tannins, long finish.

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Author BrantS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.495%
Tasted On 09/08/2011

A true Bordelais style wine. Still great fruit with softened yet firm Tannins. Some spice...all around would swear its a 1st Growth Premier Cru.

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Author Bryon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.394%
Tasted On 11/22/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2010

The wine has held up well. Slightly lighter in body and the color was pretty good although a tinge of brown on the rim. A flavor of Rutherford dust along with light berry flavors and oak. Real easy drink - soft and apprachable right away.

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Author Gregory H928
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Tasted On 04/13/2009
Drink Dates 2004-2011

Decanted for 1 hour. Outstanding with NY Strip. Smooth w/ still lots of fruit. Ready to drink now.

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