Beaulieu Vineyard

Napa Valley Merlot

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R 195

Ready to ship   available1 X 32 Sold only in multiples of 6 Bottles

750 ml (Standard)

2015


Cultivar:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Country:

United States

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Specifications:

13.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 5 yrs+
Origin: Napa Valley Appellation: Napa Valley

Tasting Notes:

Intriguing nuances of dark chocolate and dried Marasca cherries layer the ripe plum and blackberry notes of our Napa Valley Merlot. As you swirl the wine, you’ll also discover hints of black mission fig and licorice. On the palate, the textured flavors are plush and graceful, yet with ample structure. A year of aging in oak barrels sourced from three different counties added hints of sweet oak spices and espresso.

Blackberry
Blackberry

Fig
Fig

Plum
Plum

Liquorice
Liquorice

The deep roots of Beaulieu Vineyard were first planted back in 1900, when founder Georges de Latour noticed similarities with his native Bordeaux and declared the Napa Valley ideal for winemaking. He followed up on this belief by planting vineyards in Rutherford with grafted, phylloxera-resistant French vines. The Cabernet Sauvignons that de Latour crafted from these grapes gave the world its first taste of California’s promise as a world-class winemaking region. In 1938 de Latour hired the young Russo-French enologist Andre Tchelistcheff, who would become California’s most distinguished winemaker. Tchelistcheff’s knowledge of traditional French techniques and willingness to experiment in local conditions brought BV the Grand Sweepstakes Award at the Golden Gate International Exposition, and led to the creation of Napa Valley’s first reserve wine, Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

We sourced the majority of grapes for this wine from Calistoga, Rutherford and the Los Carneros American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) of Napa Valley. The diversity of soils and mesoclimates in these regions, as well as of clones and cultivation techniques, contribute to this wine’s layers of flavors. Grapes from our estate vineyards in warmer Calistoga contribute juicy, dark-fruit and chocolate expression, while our vineyards in the cooler Los Carneros give bright berry notes. Rutherford vineyards, near our winery in the center of the valley, added plum while enhancing the wine’s silky tannin structure.

After the grapes were crushed, we fermented the must in stainless-steel tanks until dry. Gentle pump-overs during fermentation extracted flavor, deep color and tannins from the skins. We then pressed and transferred all the wines to small oak barrels coopered with Hungarian, American and French oak to develop and integrate flavors.

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