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1997 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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92
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2013 VF: 2002-2018
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1 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 93
Author Eric Gorescu
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Tasted On 12/22/2013

At the peak !!! Great win, elegant, vivid, this wine really impressed me, blueberry notes, full-body and incredible retro-taste.

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Author Bryon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.38%
Tasted On 02/02/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2015

had with hockey Parents in Santa Rosa over Meat Pizza Good color and clarity, a little light in body, soft from the start with light fruit front start to finish. Easy drinking, could last another two years and be the same. Not going to get better.

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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.407%
Tasted On 11/17/2012
Drink Dates 2005-2018

Another winner - by far the best bottle of this wine I've had (and I've had at least eight bottles before this). This is a shining example of a Napa Cabernet at its best. It doesn't gang-tackle your palette, but seduces with its soft, profound subtle cherry cola and cinnamon flavor profile. This Napa Valley icon is generally agreed to be one of the greatest wines ever produced in the Golden State, and I feel privileged to have enjoyed it. The producer has been making this wine for more than 100 years, and this vintage is considered its masterpiece. Anyone who loves wine, has heard of wine or can spell "wine" should buy a bottle immediately before it's gone. Don't miss this experience. Drinkable now, and to 2018 and beyond.

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Author Brian Bell
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Tasted On 08/26/2012
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Author Gevertz Michael
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 75%
Tasted On 12/05/2011
Drink Dates 2007-2011
This bottle was flawed

Corked

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Author Eclipse 3g
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.649%
Tasted On 11/15/2010
Drink Dates 2009-2015
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Author jkrier
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.876%
Tasted On 08/21/2010
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Author jchrisc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.878%
Tasted On 06/20/2010

Drinks very nicely now - still has a couple of years left in it.

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Author ebgreenb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.96%
Tasted On 10/14/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2017

Just wonderful now-a classic old-style CA cab. This is the 2nd bottle I've had and I have to confess that the one we opened a year ago was not nearly as good. Couldn't identify the undertone of bourbon flavor until I read Tanzer's note, but, hey, I love bourbon, so keep that in mind.

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Author Serl Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.754%
Tasted On 09/17/2009
Drink Dates 2000-2015

one of us thought it was "corked". the other found it to be delightful--lots of spice--clove and cinnamon with dusty tannins but lots of ripe fruit remaining.

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Author RHD
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.857%
Tasted On 04/27/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2012

Still a winner. Great now.

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Author Jkbergmann
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.22%
Tasted On 04/03/2009
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Author mhstuart
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Tasted On 06/01/2008
Drink Dates 1999-2008

Structurally sound, yet the fruit had died. I'm afraid this wine has seen better days.

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Author JP
Site / Blog http://www.ribeirasacrawine.com Trust Rating 82.906%
Tasted On 12/29/2008
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