Beaulieu Vineyards Rutherford Napa Cabernet 2016 Rated 92JS
Beaulieu Vineyards Rutherford Napa Cabernet 2016 Rated 92JS cab118
$108.99 $89.99 (unless otherwise stated in the description, price is per bottle)
James Suckling Review
Considering this is the biggest production wine from this producer, it's really impressive. Redcurrants, blackcurrants, spearmint, aniseed, cedar, sage and pine needles. Very refined with fresh berries, interlaced between savory notes, the layers of tannins driven along by bright acidity. Drink now or hold. Better after 2021.
This Cabernet Sauvignon truly expresses its Rutherford AVA sourcing with tremendous saturation of color, aromas and flavors. The nose is ripe with fresh dark blackberry, black cherry and cassis notes alongside nuances of floral violet and sweet oak spices. On the palate, there are darker fruit notes supported by hints of dark chocolate and anise seed. The structured "Rutherford dust" tannins are fine grained and more rustic in style for this vintage, showcasing the signature fine cocoa powder texture and expansive mouthfeel. Incredibly elegant and balanced, with vibrant acidity from the perfect growing season provides concentration, depth and freshness on the finish.
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Alcohol 14. 6%