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 102

  • night train Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 13, 2019 - Yowza! Great - I mean GREAT nose. Mostly plums, with hints of licorice on both the nose and the palate. Extremely - I mean EXTREMELY rich. With food, the tannins are barely noticeable, but they are still there. Very good finish, but the nose stole the show. Only negative was the oak, which was too obtrusive and too American. Another year or two may tame the oak, and the wine is certainly gonna keep that long.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • melal41 wrote: 93 points

    September 23, 2019 - Excellent bottle. Was part of a tasting night. Other bottles were Ridge Estate Cab 2008, Blankiet Rive Droite 2008, Spottswoode Estate 2008 and Mondavi reserve 2004.
    Came on 3d place by a group opinion after Mondavi and Spottswoode.
    This is fully mature red with a deep beautiful color, aromatic nose, medium body, very balanced and dark fruit dominated. Finish is smooth and medium length. Drink within 2-3 years. Very lovely.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • ppaluszewski Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 30, 2019 - Beautiful dark fruit, earth, cedar, texture, and velvety tannins after opening up in the glass. While this is not a blockbuster vintage, it is still very good and squarely in its window. Drinking well now but can cellar for a few more years easily. 93+ pts. PJP 2019.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Arch57 Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 9, 2019 - I decanted this about 45 minutes before starting to drink it as I grilled Sirloin tips. I find it tough in the summer to deal with 85 deg temps and a bold juicy red as this warmed up quickly from cellar temperature. After dinner I poured another glass added a large ice cube and headed to the dock to watch the sunset. Ahh, the wine expanded with flavor, the "burn" was gone and replaced by cedar notes with creamy tannins. I vacu-vinned about 1/2 bottle as the misses was sipping a vodka gimlet and will sample it later.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 9, 2019 - Pop and pour. This needed two hours to open up, then a lovely full-bodied Rutherford Cabernet with earth, chocolate, chewy tannins, dark fruit. Upside from here.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Beaulieu’s Georges de Latour Private Reserve: 1965–2016 (Apr 2019), 4/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2008 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

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    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (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 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 3,405 (62%)
  • Consumed 2,043 (37%)

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