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Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve 2018  - Invino

Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve 2018

Cabernet Blends  |  US

JS96, VN94, JD94
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“I’d be thrilled to drink bottles any time over the coming 10-15 years or more.” - Jeb Dunnuck.

We wish we had more. We took what they’d give us -- this ‘18 Reserve had us CRAVING another glass. So much classic Napa Valley plush, rich fruit, creme de cassis, sweet tobacco, dried roses, mocha...mmm! Feels like a wine that will last for at least a decade, probably much longer.

Did you know? BV Beaulieu Vineyard derives its name from the French phrase "Quel beau lieu", which translates to English as "What a beautiful place". Legend has it that Fernande, wife of Georges de Latour, uttered these words when she first saw the land. BV has the distinction of being one of the few wineries in the USA to survive Prohibition, as it was contracted to provide sacramental wine. Google it for more info - it has a fascinating history along with the “Big 4” in the 50s: Inglenook, Louis Martini and Charles Krug.

We have only 19 cases to sell -- while it lasts!


96 James Suckling -
This is so aromatic with redcurrants, flowers and crushed stones. Some bark and rose stem, too. Full-bodied, yet so refined and textured with a lovely finish of fruit and hints of berry and light chocolate. So delicious now, but will develop nicely in the bottle. Drink or hold.
94 Jeb Dunnuck -
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve is a deeper, richer wine with impressive chocolatey blackcurrant fruits as well as lots of tobacco, damp earth, camphor, and new leather-like aromas and flavors. It’s beautifully textured and medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannins and a great finish. I’d be thrilled to drink bottles any time over the coming 10-15 years or more.
94 Vinous -
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Reserve is compelling. Dark cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice and spice are some of the many aromas and flavors that open in the glass. Rich and sumptuous to the core, the 2018 hits all the right notes. The Rutherford Reserve is sourced mostly from BV #1 and BV #2. Bright acids perk up the finish. Think of the Rutherford Reserve as a baby Georges de Latour that can be enjoyed pretty much on release.

  • Blend90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia North Coast
  • AppellationNapa Valley
  • Aging/Cooperage21 months in 100% French oak (80% new barrels)
  • Alcohol14.7%