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2017 Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Beaulieu Vineyard

2017 Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

$33.00
$396.00

Description

Description

We sourced the majority of the Cabernet from Napa Valley’s Rutherford, Calistoga and St. Helena appellations. The diverse soils and microclimates, as well as the various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and cultivation techniques, contributed to this wine’s complex flavor profile. The balance of the blend was grown both in our estate vineyards and other quality vineyards of Napa Valley.

Awards & Accolades

Awards & Accolades

92

JamesSuckling.com

“A firm and silky red with blackberries and currants, as well as iodine and redwood undertones. Medium-bodied, creamy and delicious. Shows real Napa character. 84% cabernet sauvignon with syrah, petite sirah, merlot, Touriga nacional, cabernet franc and Charbono. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling, February 2020

90

Wine Enthusiast

“With small doses of Syrah, Petite Sirah and Touriga Nacional, this well-made red is smooth and widely appealing. Black cherry, vanilla and blackberry flavors are juicy and lengthy, with an impressive backbone of freshness.” - Virginie Boone, September 2020

Wine & Vintage Details

Wine & Vintage Details

Tasting Note

Our 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with layers of blackberry, Bing cherry and ripe plum, followed by notes of mocha and chocolate. The tannins are focused and long providing a rich texture and mouthfeel, with an elegant balance and structure that complements the mouth filling flavors. Well integrated baking spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg from the toasted oak barrels are seamlessly woven throughout the wine, complementing the berry fruit aromas and flavors which leads to a long mouthwatering finish. This rich, mouth pleasing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable and delicious now, yet promises cellar worthiness.

Vintage Note

The 2017 vintage in the Napa Valley was smaller yielding but high in quality. The region enjoyed much needed rain during the winter months ending the drought. A short period of warmer than usual temperatures during Labor Day weekend accelerated harvest for early ripening grapes varieties, resulting in an intense and, at times, unpredictable harvest. Though yields were lower than usual, the wines show exceptional flavor intensity and growing conditions were perfect for producing a wine with beautiful fruit and tremendous concentration of flavors, highly saturated color, and plenty of complexity.

Vineyard & Winemaking Details

Vineyard & Winemaking Details

Napa Valley AVA

Napa Valley

Vineyard Note

We sourced the majority of the Cabernet from Napa Valley’s Rutherford, Calistoga and St. Helena appellations. The diverse soils and microclimates, as well as the various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and cultivation techniques, contributed to this wine’s complex flavor profile. The balance of the blend was grown both in our estate vineyards and other quality vineyards of Napa Valley.

Winemaking Note

After the grapes were destemmed and crushed, we fermented the must in stainless steel tanks until dry. We then pressed the wines and transferred them to toasted 60-gallon oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aged 15 months. We blended several varieties with the Cabernet Sauvignon to add plushness to the wine’s mid-palate and finesse to the lingering finish, as well as to enhance the flavor and aroma profile.

Trevor Durling - Winemaker

Beaulieu Vineyard Winemaker Trevor Durling, presides as only the fifth winemaker in the winery’s 119-year history. A native Californian, Trevor was raised in Sonoma County, the heart of Northern California’s wine country. With a love of agriculture, science and cuisine, Trevor pursued his studies at the University of California Davis in the Viticulture and Enology program. As winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard, Trevor incorporates his passion for creating fine wines, while preserving the heritage and legacy of Beaulieu Vineyard.

Winemaker Trevor Durling

Alcohol % 14.6%
Enclosure Type Cork
Oak Treatment Aged 15 months in French, American and European oak (30% new)
Blend 83.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.9% Syrah, 3.3% Petite Sirah, 2.5% Merlot, 2.1% Touriga, 1.3% Cabernet Franc, 1.1% Charbono, 2% of other complementary varietals

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