2017 Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

$44.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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When BV takes on Rutherford, everybody wins. A classic, full-bodied and rewarding red, this sings with currant, citrus and cassis high notes complemented on the lower register by cedar, pencil shavings and pipe tobacco. For point to price ratio on a Rutherford cab, you can’t go wrong with this beauty.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Trevor Durling
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
16 Months
Oak Treatment:
French, American & European oak, more than 50% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Rutherford
Total Varietal Composition %:
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, and 2% Petite Sirah
Alcohol %:
14.6%
SKU #:
1045792
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Enthusiast

Muted, thick and dense in berry, this is a rewarding wine made well and in a full-bodied style. High-toned flavors of currant, citrus and cassis are complemented in cedar, pencil shavings and a whiff of old-school pipe tobacco with a lasting taste of toasted oak.

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Wine Advocate

The deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford is composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot and 2% Petite Sirah, aged for 16 months in French and American oak, 50% new. The nose comes bounding out of the glass with upfront scents of baked plums, chocolate-covered cherries and crème de cassis with hints of bay leaves, tobacco leaf, vanilla pod and Chinese five spice. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is well-crafted, featuring plush tannins and tons of freshness to support the ripe, spicy black fruit flavors, finishing with an herbal lift.

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Jeb Dunnuck

More spice, tobacco, and cedar notes emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford, another medium-bodied, nicely textured, balanced wine in the lineup that has loads of Cabernet character. It’s drinking beautifully today, and I suspect will be best enjoyed in its first decade of life. As Napa Cabernet goes, it’s a smoking value.