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2018 Beaulieu Vineyard Madame de Latour Rutherford Red Blend

2018 Beaulieu Vineyard Madame de Latour Rutherford Red Blend

Beaulieu Vineyard

2018 Beaulieu Vineyard Madame de Latour Rutherford Red Blend

$190.00
Bottle
Price $190.00
$2,280.00
Case (12)
Price $2,280.00

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Our 2018 Madame de Latour is an elegant expression of an exceptional vintage. The powerful nose is layered with cassis, black cherry, wild sage, rose and violet. Subtle barrel notes of clove and espresso are also present and add incredible complexity to the aroma and flavor profile. On the palate there is a dense, plush core with a bounty of juicy, perfectly ripe black fruits, dried herb, and dark chocolate. The rich and velvety mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins integrate seamlessly with the fresh acidity to create an infinitely balanced wine with a lengthy, mouthwatering finish. To enjoy this wine at its full potential, we recommend two to five years of bottle ageing; however, if you can’t wait, decant before serving.

Technical Information

Varietal Red Wine
Vintage 2018
Blend Varietal Composition: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Malbec
Alcohol % 14.9%
Enclosure Type Cork
Case Production 510

Scores & Accolades

  • 94

    JamesSuckling.com

    “Wonderful aromas of blackcurrants, black berries and ink pot. Ripe fruit, too. Aromatic. Full-bodied with round tannins and a delicious, juicy finish. Flamboyant and joyful. 76% cabernet sauvignon and 24% malbec. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling, May 4, 2022

Winemaking

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.

Winemaking

After hand harvesting, the grapes were immediately delivered to the winery. The grapes were destemmed and cold soaked 5 days to gently ease color and flavor. During the roughly 12-day fermentation, timely pump overs kept the skins in contact with the juice for excellent flavor and tannin extraction. The wine spent 20 months in 94% new French oak barrels giving the final wine softened tannins and beautiful toasty barrel notes.

Vintage

Vintage

The Napa Valley region enjoyed a stunning, near picture-perfect 2018 growing season including good winter rains, mild spring weather and steady temperatures throughout that allowed for even flowering and bud break. These ideal growing conditions were followed by a cool, even and slow-paced harvest which allowed the winery to vinify wines at a gentle pace. The resulting 2018 Cabernets are of very high quality with plenty of concentrated flavors, color and excellent acidity.

Vineyard

Rutherford AVA

Rutherford

Winemaker Trevor Durling

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