Beaulieu Vineyards

"Beau lieu" - A Beautiful Story about a Beautiful Place

In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving cream of tartar business, bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vineyard with the vision of making Napa Valley wines that would rival those of his native France.

De Latour quickly made a name for himself by importing Phylloxera-resistant rootstock from Europe to the recently-ravaged fledgling California wine industry. He also began selling wine to the Catholic Church, establishing a strong relationship that would allow Beaulieu Vineyard to become the only Napa Valley winery to remain in business during Prohibition.

In fact, during Prohibition the winery increased its business. After the repeal in 1933, de Latour began searching for someone who could contribute European winemaking expertise. In 1938, he traveled to France and returned with André Tchelistcheff, famed viticulturist and enologist who instituted the philosophy of continuous innovation in vineyard and winery to which we remain dedicated today. Tchelistcheff introduced cold fermentation for white wines, malolactic fermentation for reds and aging red wines in small, French oak barrels. He also tasted the de Latour family's private wine-what they called "Private Reserve"-from the 1936 vintage. This Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine was so distinctive that Tchelistcheff insisted it be bottled and sold as the winery's flagship offering. The result was the inaugural release of Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that was destined to become Napa Valley's first "cult" Cabernet.

Today we continue to turn to innovative practices to craft wines in our bold, classic style. We have become a leader in clonal research, and our BV Clone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines are highly acclaimed. Most recently we completed a new state-of-the-art winery within one of our original buildings. The Georges de Latour Private Reserve Winery utilizes the latest technology in combination with time-honored traditions for the production of this exceptional, wine-the longtime benchmark of Rutherford Cabernet.

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Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 "Here’s a red-fruited cabernet that’s juicy and ripe, buoyed by the elegance of benchland tannins. Those tannins feel brisk, with rocky mineral edges and softer hints of leather. They gird the flavors, holding them tight, even as a beam of freshness shoots through the middle of
Item Number: 29058
Case: $347.40

Beaulieu Vineyards BV Coastal Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Winemaker Notes Toasted oak and dark fruits introduce Beaulieu Vineyard's Coastal Estates Cabernet Sauvignon. Straightforward and well-balanced, it expresses blackberry and black cherry in equal parts to the toasty, vanilla-oak spices. For all its "black" character, the fruit remains bright and
Item Number: 4514
Case: $83.40

Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve Red 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 Blended of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot with dollops of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Reserve Tapestry Proprietary Red Wine opens with crème de cassis and blackberry tart notes over hints of menthol, incense and Christmas cake, plus a waft of dark

Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve Red 2013
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "Complex aromas of blackcurrants, tobacco and stones. Some oyster shell. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a polished, refined, textured finish. A wine that harkens back to its traditions. Drink now."  Wine Enthusiast 91 "This wine is soft and subdued, inviting in its

Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
"This 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon boldly boasts its Rutherford AVA sourcing with its great saturation of color, aromas and flavors. Its massive brambly blackberry, cassis and black plum expression intermingles with nuances of earthy forest loam, mocha, pipe tobacco, caramel and sweet oak spices. The

Beaulieu Vineyard 'Carneros' Pinot Noir 2012
" Our 2013 Carneros Pinot Noir offers bright, elegant layers of cherry, cranberry, blueberry and fig, perfumed with an exotic floral note. Gentle hints of oak spice and vanilla, from aging in French oak barrels, lace the high-toned fruit expression. Supple, fine-grained tannins structure the wine

Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the superb vintage with its deep, saturated blackberry, black cherry and ripe plum aromas and plush, saturated flavors. Hints of violet, toast and mocha add complexity. “I especially like the pronounced dark-fruit expression in this vintage,” says

Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve Red 2011
" The low-yields of an exceptional cool vintage gave our 2011 Reserve Tapestry its refined elegance, while five Bordeaux-heritage varietals contributed layer-upon-layer of flavor complexity. This is a wine that shows the artistry of the winemaker. Jeffrey chose Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc

Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
" The fruit-focused aromas and flavors take center stage, while subtle vanilla-oak and mocha nuances from barrel aging linger in the background. The cool growing season enhanced this wine's supple structure of bright acidity and fine-grained tannins, making it immediately enjoyable with mellow

Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve Red 2010
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 " According to Wine Spectator - Glides along, offering an alluring mix of dense, dark blueberry, melted black licorice, grippy loamy earth and tannins that give the flavors traction. Impressive on the finish. This will appeal to those who like to chew on their reds. Cabernet

Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" This wine exudes its sense of place—the personality and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon grown on Napa Valley’s Rutherford Bench. Our 2011 Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon captures this area with briary blackberry, dark plum, black cherry, chocolate and tobacco leaf. The famous

BV Georges de Latour 'Private Rsve' Cabernet 2009
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "A softly voluptuous quality immediately identifies this wine as pedigreed and delicious. The tannins are evident in the astringency, but they’re so finely ground that you could actually drink this wine now. Made mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon, it has a drop of Syrah, giving it

Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
"This wine exudes its sense of place- the personality and quality of Cabernet Sauvignon grown on Napa Valley's Rutherford Bench. Our Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon captures this area with briary blackberry, dark plum, black cherry, chocolate and tobacco leaf. The famous Rutherford

Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve Red 2009
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 91 "Graceful, with complex spice,herb,dried currant and crushed rock flavors that are well proportioned and gaining on the finish, where the flavors weave together with subtle nuances. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc,Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022."  Wine

Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
" Distinctive local aromas of black cherry, olive and mineral balanced by medium acidity and supple tannins dominate this fine Rutherford expression. " ~ Winery notes

Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
" Distinctive local aromas of black cherry, olive and mineral balanced by medium acidity and supple tannins dominate this fine Rutherford expression. " ~ Winery notes

Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford exhibits cedar, coffee and dark berry notes along with a dense ruby/purple color, a nice texture and a style that is somewhat of a throwback to the BV Cabernet Sauvignons made in the sixties and seventies. With pure fruit as well as an

Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve Red 2008
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Blends ripe, fleshy plum and black cherry flavors with a subtle backbone of acidity and tannins. Slow to unfold, but does so gracefully, revealing dusty earth, cedar and black licorice in an elegant style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot." 

BV Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "Even in this vintage, which was not so great, Beaulieu has succeeded with this dramatic, classic Cabernet Sauvignon. Its absolutely delicious, offering a range of blackberry, black currant and cedar flavors, complexed with notes of chocolate, anise, sweet smoky leather and

Beaulieu Vineyard BV Dulcet Reserve Red 2004
With a generous splash of Syrah, Dulcet is a New World interpretation of a Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The Syrah adds an unexpected spiciness and juicy, ripe fruit expression - just enough to "pop" the fruit character out of the glass. The rich blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors of

Beaulieu Vineyards BV Pinot Noir 1.5L
"Crafted in an old-world style, Pinot Noir has a rustic, easy-to-enjoy style. Ruby-red in color, the wine has a complex bouquet of spiced plum, strawberry and toasted oak. Flavors lay smooth on the palate with soft, supple essence of ripe cherry and rose petal. The finish lingers with a subtle hint

BV Georges de Latour Private Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
95  Wine Enthusiast 
 Wine Enthusiast 95 "Classic structured, firm and soft at the same time, with a lyrical, creamy mouthfeel. The tannins are evident now, but that is characteristic of a young Georges, and the reason it ages so well. The depth of blackberries, cherries and currants is unreal and persistent. This is

Beaulieu Vineyard 'Rutherford' Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
92  Wine Enthusiast 
 Wine Enthusiast 92 "A classic Rutherford Cab with full violet-ruby color and distinctive local aromas of black cherry, dark olive and mineral, combined with hints of smoky oak and blackberry. The fine flavors echo the nose. Medium acidity and body plus supple tannins. With a fine balance between

BV Georges de Latour Private Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
95  Wine Enthusiast 
 Connoisseurs Guide To Wine 92 "5% Merlot. A rich blanket of rooty, slightly briary spice overlies plenty of well-defined, cassis-like fruit in both the deep aromas and nicely filled flavors of this very solid young Cabernet. If not readily showing the dusty spice that so often typifies Beaulieu's

BV Georges de Latour Private Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
95  Wine Enthusiast 
 Wine Enthusiast 95 "Just classic Georges, balanced, elegant and refined, hiding its power under a blanket of controlled finesse. There’s great depth of flavor, with oodles of blackberry, cherry and raspberry, mocha, Chinese plum sauce, soy and spicy oak, wrapped in firm, dry tannins. Just