The first Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted with grapes from the 1936 vintage by iconic Winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, who tasted the wine in barrel and insisted on giving it an independent bottling. Today this wine is widely considered the standard bearer of fine Rutherford Cabernet, with deep fruit character, silky tannins and impressive aging ability.
"Blended of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3 % Merlot, all coming mainly from the Rutherford AVA, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of baked black berries, dried mulberries and preserved plums with hints of allspice, cardamom, lavender and cigar box. Full-bodied, rich and expressive even today, it has a firm, chewy backbone and bags of freshness, promising a long life and much more to come with careful cellaring. 6,600 cases were made." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, October 2017
“This famous wine lives up to its name, showing tart cherry on entry, followed by a thick midpalate of sage, cedar and tobacco. Lightly spiced in white pepper and clove, it has an underlying elegance that needs time to overcome the youthful, grippy aspects of the tannins.” - Virginia Boone, Wine Enthusiast, September 2018
Recognized as James Suckling's Top 100 Napa and Sonoma Wines of 2017
“Extremely complex aromas of currant, coffee, spearmint, Thai basil and sandalwood. Full body, firm and chewy tannins yet linear and exciting. Just a baby. Fantastic structure here” – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, January 2018