The Grapes for this wine are sourced from Beaulieu Vineyard Ranch No. 1 on the Rutherford Bench. This is our original vineyard, acquired in 1900. Selective blending of superior blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot produces a supple and approachable wine that boasts bold aromas and flavors of ripe berries. A generous dose of French oak provides roundness, integrating the rich and fruit flavors with opulent, mouth filling texture.
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Ranch No. 1 Maestro Collection is deep, powerful and savory, with a real sense of structure underpinning the fruit. This is one of the more virile, imposing wines in the range. Herbs, smoke, licorice, tobacco and graphite shape the dark, brooding finish." - Antonio Galloni, January 2017
A classic wine, the 2014 Maestro Collection Ranch No. 1 is a Bordeaux-style blend from our historic vineyard in Rutherford. Although Merlot and Petit Verdot are in the blend, Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominant varietal and offers aromas of black raspberry, cassis and spice notes. The Merlot in the blend brings plush texture and bright red fruit aromas while the Petit Verdot adds firm structure, deep color and flavors of pomegranate and clove spice.
Napa Valley experienced an excellent 2014 growing season - from spring bud break through flowering and verasion - conditions were ideal. Vintage 2014 will be noted as one of the earliest harvests on record and also remembered throughout the valley for the 6.0 earthquake that struck in August.
Jeffrey Stambor joined the Beaulieu Vineyard winemaking team in 1989 as a viticulturist/enologist. As the current director of winemaking, he leads production of the winery’s world-renowned Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon, and presided over the harvest and vinification of 2013 Rarity – the extremely limited release Cabernet Sauvignon blend. He is only the fourth director of winemaking in Beaulieu Vineyard’s history, and the third to craft Georges de Latour Private Reserve over the 77-year history of that iconic wine following Andre Tchelistcheff, the original winemaker, and his immediate predecessor, Joel Aiken.
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