Red

2008 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 62

  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 26, 2016 - 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Night (Lincoln Squre Steaks, Amsterdam Ave, New York City): Had this as part of a 2008 Napa Cabernet tasting dinner. At first, when we poured it into a decanter, we were worried it was past its prime. It smelled (and tasted) devoid of fruit and very acidic. We should not have worried....After an hour in the decanter it turned into a great wine. Much less fruit than the other Napa Cabs we had. It could very well be confused for a Bordeaux wine. This went over very well with our group.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Fire Bill wrote: (94 points)

    December 31, 2015 - Decanted for an hour and drank over next two hours. Definitely got better with air. Dark red fruit profile, great mouthfeel and long finish. Not showing any age yet. Was good with food, but I also think this is just fine on its own. Drink now thru 2025

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • AllRed wrote: (87 points)

    September 26, 2015 - 4th Saturday Brown Bagger (Rich's & Dana's): Opens with a perfumed floral note, followed by dark fruit and blackberry. It is initially very pretty but as it sits aromas of ripe, raisined fruit emerge. The palate shows black fruit and bouillon cube qualities and is a bit acidic. Guessed Napa Cab Sauv.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • juicejammer Likes this wine: (91 points)

    August 18, 2015 - Medium ruby in the glass with aromas of black cherry, red currant, anise and turned earth. Teeth staining tannins take over on the palate with a rich, glycol mouthfeel. Finishes with some back end heat and of course Rutherford dust. If you like your Cab ripe, hot and chewy, then drink up, otherwise lay down for 5 years. Potential is there for a couple more points.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • iamandyc wrote: (90 points)

    July 21, 2015 - Good modern cab with no major flaws, just nothing to distinguish from the pack and not a great QPR at retail. Dark red fruited wine that needs lengthy decanting. Good body and well integrated. Fruit dominates. Not much complexity at this stage.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/24/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve) Dark ruby color; tart berry, black currant, French oak nose; poised, a little tight, tart black currant, blackberry palate; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish 91+ points (95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec; 27 mos. in 100% French oak; 15.3% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Beaulieu Vineyard
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Georges de Latour Private Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 080696922381, 080696922664

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,496 (75%)
  • Consumed 1,141 (25%)

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