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2016 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Clone 4 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Clone 4 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Beaulieu Vineyard

2016 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Clone 4 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

$74.00
The Price was
$185.00
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$74.00
$888.00
The Price was
$2,220.00
The discounted Price
$888.00

Description

Description

In 1980, we began a 14-year series of trials in conjunction with UC Davis, to identify Cabernet Sauvignon clones best suited to our Rutherford Bench terroir. Two clones (4 and 6) were ultimately selected for grafting to rootstocks planted in the well-draining, alluvial fan soils of our estate vineyards. As a component of our Georges de Latour and other reserve Cabernet Sauvignons, Clone 4 gives the blend pronounced lush, fleshy flavors and has softer, more approachable tannins in its youth. Also known as the Mendoza clone, it was identified and isolated in Argentina and then brought to the United States. Known for its larger berries and tighter berry cluster, resulting in a Cabernet with lush, round and opulent style.

Awards & Accolades

  • 95

    JamesSuckling.com

    “A refined red, showing very polished tannins with sweet berries and hints of flowers and fresh herbs. Medium-to full-bodied, racy and refined. Hints of new wood. Reserved and focused. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling, February 2020

  • 95+

    Wine Advocate

    ”Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4 displays a deep garnet-purple color and classic notes of crème de cassis, baked plums, cedar chest and pencil lead with hints of mocha, clove oil, menthol and beef drippings. The medium to full-bodied palate has fantastic harmony and depth, featuring layers of blackcurrant and blackberry preserves with a solid frame of grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and oh-so-spicy. 635 cases were made.” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Wine & Vintage Details

Vineyard & Winemaking Details

Rutherford AVA

Rutherford

Vineyard

In 1980, we began a 14-year series of trials in conjunction with UC Davis, to identify Cabernet Sauvignon clones best suited to our Rutherford Bench terroir. Two clones (4 and 6) were ultimately selected for grafting to rootstocks planted in the well-draining, alluvial fan soils of our estate vineyards. As a component of our Georges de Latour and other reserve Cabernet Sauvignons, Clone 4 gives the blend pronounced, lush, full flavors and has softer, more approachable tannins in its youth. Also known as the Mendoza clone, it was identified and isolated in Argentina and then brought to the United States. Known for its larger berries and tighter berry cluster, resulting in a Cabernet with lush, round and opulent style.

Jeffrey Stambor - Former Winemaker

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.

Former Winemaker Jeffrey Stambor

Alcohol % 14.9%
Enclosure Type Cork
Blend 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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