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1998 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
88
Drink Dates
VF: 2001-2015
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Author JamesF
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.077%
Tasted On 03/20/2013
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Author jchrisc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94%
Tasted On 06/27/2010

Not as good as the '97, but still a very good bottle. Drank this bad boy with Porterhouse steaks, baked potatoes and fresh corn on the cob. A great wine with a great summer meal.

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Author Bryon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.38%
Tasted On 12/14/2009

Medium to light in Body, color and clarity is still good. Like many Latours this has aged gracefully/ The 1998 vintage was not a favorite but this wine is just fine. Good fruit, soft. Past its prime but still enjoyable.

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Author Uncle Joey
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.774%
Tasted On 06/09/2009

Not worth the weight in glass.

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Author dtap
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Tasted On 03/06/2009

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Author jkrier
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.876%
Tasted On 11/08/2008
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Author clarkenn
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Tasted On 11/17/2007

Drank this for my 40th birthday. Very young and tightly wound. Tasted as if it never opened, like a bud dying on the vine.

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