Red

2008 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2014 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 73

  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: (93 points)

    April 27, 2017 - Opened in bottle for a couple hours and in reality needs several more years or a 5 hour decant. Starting to show some nice stewed mature notes but remained dominated by dusty tannin and sharp acidity. Sweet palate of raspberry liqueur, chocolate cherries, and sweet tobacco. Ideally needs 5 more years as this is barely middle aged. Upside potential here.

    Second Day- pumped overnight and was unfortunately dominated by soy sauce and prune. Would give this 88-90 day 2.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • kdregister wrote: (92 points)

    March 26, 2017 - Score 92 (excitement) - 93 (quality/craftsmanship) - more about well made and mature, less about fireworks. Much improvement since 2 yrs ago. Will still benefit from more time and while smooth still has noticeable tannin. Tasty to drink now and predict considerably better as it ages.

    3 people found this helpful
  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: (95 points)

    February 8, 2017 - Decanted and served, but this needs a two-hour decant at this point in its life. Sturdy and concentrated, I suspect this beauty will evolve gracefully for 20+ years. Normally I drink well-aged vintages of this, one of my favorites for taste and value, but occasionally I open a younger bottle out of curiosity. It's remarkable how long they have kept the quality up and the price down.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • americanstorm wrote: (88 points)

    December 16, 2016 - Decanted thru a venturi then let sit for about 2 hours. Maybe my taste was off because there were about 20 different cabs and nothing really tasted great--even a bottle of overture, which I have had in the past and really liked. Thought this was ok but nothing special. Just didn't do it for me.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Skiperwaif wrote: (98 points)

    November 28, 2016 - A M A Z I N G wine! Decanted for a couple of hours and served with appetizers before Thanksgiving dinner. I am thankful that I have 2 more bottles.

    5 people found this helpful
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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 080696922114, 080696922381, 080696922664

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,428 (70%)
  • Consumed 1,435 (29%)

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