2001 Beaulieu Vineyard "Georges de Latour Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
*Cellar Selection* Classic Georges, balanced and ageworthy, yet riper and lusher than any Private Reserve in memory. Magnificently ripe fruit, rich in currants and cocoa, well-oaked, with ripe, supple tannins. Doesn’t try to out-wow the competition in power, but the equilibrium is its strong point.
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
While the 2001 is undoubtedly a very good wine, it is more austere than recent vintages displaying a healthy dark ruby/plum color as well as an evolved nose of cedarwood, roasted herbs, sweet oak, kirsch and black currant fruit. Medium-bodied, well made and close to full maturity, it is capable of lasting another 10-12 years. (RP)
This wine blew the staff away in our Redwood City store, and that is very difficult to do with any wine from California. A classic BV Private Reserve! Deep and intense with balance, harmony, and length, the 2001 is one of the best Private Reserves in quite some time. It is a far cry from all of these over-extracted, high alcohol, in-your-face cult wines. The ‘01 Georges is all about balancing power with finesse. It should age well over the next 15+ years. A classic! (Trey Beffa, K&L Domestic Buyer)