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2020 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "Georges de Latour Private Reserve"

Beaulieu Vineyard 2020 Georges de Latour Private Reserve

Winery: Beaulieu Vineyard

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Georges de Latour Private Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon & 7% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rutherford

State or country: CA

Price: $160

Cases produced: 7,466

KWG Score: 95.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: November 19, 2023

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Beaulieu Vineyard opens with a black cherry and black currant bouquet with hints of cedar, violets, and espresso. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with nicely integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, quite smooth, seamless, and classy. The flavor profile is graphite and blueberry blend with notes of gentle oak and cassis. We also detected hints of menthol, black tea, and blackberry. The finish is dry and its refined and polished moderate tannins linger and drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this Cab with Roy's rib roast or a porterhouse steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This vintage is a powerhouse example of our flagship wine, with an intense and fragrant bouquet of ripe, dark berries, grape compote, black cherry, orange peel, and black plum, alongside savory, perfumed notes of wild violet, rose petal, fresh spearmint, bay laurel, and earth. Warm baking spice notes from the French oak barrel influence add vanilla, caramel, and allspice. Saturated dark fruit is present and voluminous throughout the palate, exhibiting mouthcoating structure with density and enveloping richness. Full-bodied and multilayered, secondary notes of bittersweet dark chocolate, umami, leather, tobacco leaf, and graphite add additional nuance and complexity. The signature “Rutherford Dust” tannins are pronounced, framing the wine and presenting a firm grip with chewy, cocoa-powder texture. The mouthwatering palate is lively and fresh with balanced acidity, demonstrating length and a lovely generosity. Incredibly pleasing upon release, yet certain to age for many years to come.

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