For more than 100 years, Beaulieu Vineyard has been setting the standard for rich, classic Napa Valley wines. Our legacy honors the marriage between state-of-the-art technology and gentle, traditional winemaking methods, a combination that enhances the expression of our remarkable vineyard terroir. Inspired by “the Maestro” himself, famed Beaulieu Vineyard Winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, these limited production wines allow us to experiment with unique varietals, vineyard lots and blends.
Layered aromas of blackberry, black cherry and roasted espresso. Focused entry complemented by a burst of cassis on the midpalate, finishing with dark chocolate and crushed anise spice flavors. The lush texture is supported by concentrated, smooth tannins which lead to a bright and lengthy finish.
Sourced from a slightly warmer area of the Napa Valley, the St Helena AVA is known for lush and decadent fruit-forward wines. The well drained soils of this vineyard produce excellent full bodied cabernets.
The fruit was harvested in the cool early morning and brought immediately into the winery where the berries were destemmed and sorted using the latest technology in winemaking. The grapes were then cold soaked for 5 days to gently ease color and flavor. During the 10 to 12 day fermentation, timely pump-overs kept the skins in contact with the juice for excellent flavor and tannin extraction. The wine spent 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels - giving the final blend softened tannins and toasty barrel notes.
Beaulieu Vineyard Winemaker Trevor Durling, presides as only the fifth winemaker in the winery’s 119-year history. A native Californian, Trevor was raised in Sonoma County, the heart of Northern California’s wine country. With a love of agriculture, science and cuisine, Trevor pursued his studies at the University of California Davis in the Viticulture and Enology program. As winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard, Trevor incorporates his passion for creating fine wines, while preserving the heritage and legacy of Beaulieu Vineyard.
|Oak Treatment||Aged 20 months in 70% new French oak|