Sandra and I stopped by Beaulieu Vineyards tasting room (George de Latour) back around a year ago and were surprised to walk into a library vertical tasting of George de Latour. We sampled George de Latour from the early 80’s to present. This was a very interesting experience and we have never been able to sample vintages like that. Both of us loved the experience, but vintage wines is not something we are going to invest in. Since we were able to do the library tasting for no cost, it was an easy sale to join their wine club. They just asked us to get a minimum of two wine shipments. This bottle was part of one of those wine club shipments.
This bottle of Beaulieu Vineyards, Rutherford, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 4, stood out to us, when we tasted it at the winery. Sorry for the choppy sentence. What Clone 4 is, is a clone taken from Argentina and then grown in Rutherford AVA (Valley floor) in the Napa Valley. Spoiler alert….this is a great bottle of wine.
To the wine:
Nose: The nose on this Cabernet Sauvignon was full of plum and cherry notes. I would rate the nose to be medium in intensity. There was a hint of spice notes here.
Taste: During the tasting phase I received plum and cherry notes with a very tangy spice notes.
Finish: The finish of this Cabernet Sauvignon was full of fruit notes. There was also a medium warmth to the finish that stayed with you. The finish had a nice spice note and the finish was quality.