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2020 Beaulieu Vineyard Ranch 1 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Beaulieu Vineyard Ranch 1 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Beaulieu Vineyard Ranch 1 Cabernet Sauvignon

$66.50
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The Price was $95.00 The discounted Price $66.50
$798.00
Case (12)
The Price was $1,140.00 The discounted Price $798.00

Tasting Notes

The 2020 Ranch No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon offers lifted aromas of red currant, dark cherry, black raspberry, wild sage, and a hint of fresh mushroom. On the palate, the wine delights with flavors of chocolate-covered cherries and fresh plum accompanied by hints of espresso and warm barrel spice, adding depth and complexity. The wine is well structured with integrated, plush tannins balanced by fresh acidity leading to a lingering finish. This wine has promise to age beautifully over the next 15 years.

Technical Information

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2020
Appellation Rutherford
Alcohol % 14.8%

Winemaking

After night harvesting, the grapes were immediately delivered to the winery where they were destemmed and cold soaked for seven days to gently ease color and flavor. During the roughly twelve-day fermentation, timely pump overs kept the skins in contact with the juice for excellent flavor and tannin extraction. The wine spent 22 months in French oak barrels giving the final wine refined tannins and beautiful toasted barrel notes.

Vintage

It was a warm, dry winter and the rain and cooler weather didn’t arrive until the end of March. While the mild spring provided a great early start, summer brought very cool mornings and very warm days. The harvest was smaller, and one of the most challenging in history, but our always optimistic team was able to create wines of high quality, with concentrated flavors and excellent acidity, from this unprecedented vintage.

Vineyard

Planted in the early 1900s, Ranch No. 1 is a 128-acre property in the heart of Rutherford encompassing the original Georges de Latour Estate. The vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot on the Rutherford bench with a variety of alluvial soils that foster exceptional quality in Bordeaux-style varietals. The well-draining gravel loam soils allow for deep rooting and the development of grapes with complex flavors.