Collectors Series Wine Tasting Featuring Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour and Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Friday, May 10, 2024 - 06:00 PM

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"A man dies too young if he leaves any wine in his cellar."    - Wine writer André Simon (1877-1970) who had only two magnums of claret in his cellar when he died.

 

If your cellar is not completely full you could be cutting your life expectancy dangerously short, so it’s time to stock up!

These are two of Napa Valley’s landmark wineries Beaulieu Vineyards and Beringer are two of the first wineries in Napa Valley.   Beringer winery was founded in 1868 making it Napa Valleys longest continuously operated winery.  Beaulieu Vineyards started in 1900 and made the first Reserve varietally labeled Cabernet Sauvignon with the 1936 vintage Georges de Latour making it the longest continuously produced wine in Napa Valley. 

So these wineries have been making great wine for a long time and everyone who has been collecting wines since the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s should have a bottle or two of the Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon or a Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour in their cellar.

Our collector series tasting event is where we ask you, our wine drinking people, to come up with some wine from your wine collection to add to the party in exchange for your ticket to the event.  That’s correct the collector series tasting means you must bring either a bottle of Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon or a Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour from your cellar to attend the event.   The catch is we only need one bottle of each vintage and we already have one vintage of each wine already spoken for.

 

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HAPPY HOUR TASTING AND
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Collectors Series Wine Tasting Featuring
Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour and Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Friday, May 10, 2024
6:00 PM

 

Let me explain further- This is a two-part event:

The first part of the evening begins at 6:00pm, this is where we will be tasting through a selection of new releases of Beaulieu and Beringer Vineyards.  This will be a happy hour style event at the bar.  The wines we will be showing are the ones below.

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2023 BEAULIEU VINEYARDS SAUVIGNON BLANC NAPA
Price: $33.00                     Your Price: $29.04
Our inaugural release of this Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful expression from vines located within the heart of the valley, offering fragrant notes of Meyer lemon, white peach, orange blossom, and bright pineapple, alongside more subtle oak notes of brioche toast and marzipan. The palate provides a focused mouthfeel up front, bursting with ripe citrus fruits, lasting in length, finishing round and rich with a luscious core of depth, vibrancy, and persistence. Extremely balanced and pleasing, this Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and lively with mouthwatering character, inviting sip after sip.

Beringer Oak Knoll 'Luminus' Chardonnay ...

2019 BERINGER LUMINUS CHARDONNAY OAK KNOLL NAPA
Price: $34.50                     Your Price: $30.36                Quantity in Stock: 11
Luminus, meaning “light” in Latin, naturally represents the radiance of this exceptional Chardonnay. Like the brightness and purity the name conjures, Chardonnay from the Oak Knoll district is distinct for its uncommon focus. Big Ranch Vineyard offers fruit known for its elegance and balance. Winemaker Mark Beringer has always gravitated towards this acid driven, crisp and pleasing, food-friendly style of Chardonnay.

Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Chardonnay 2017 (750ML) | White |  Chardonnay | Zachys Wine & Liquor

2022 BERINGER CHARDONNAY PRIVATE RESERVE NAPA
Price: $37.50                     Your Price: $33.00
This Chardonnay is vibrant, luscious, and full-bodied, a delightful example of Napa Valley expression. On the nose, perfumed white floral notes of honeysuckle and citrus blossom aromas leads to a creamy mouth-enveloping palate with layered flavors of pomelo, pineapple, and mango. Balanced oak offers hints of vanilla and ginger spice, while golden delicious apple and brioche toast enhance the experience. A hint of minerality compliments the fruit-forward character, all leading to a lovely, mouthwatering, and crisp, refreshing finish with length and depth.

Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet ...

2020 BERINGER CABERNET SAUVIGNON KNIGHTS VALLEY
Price: $30.00                     Your Price: $26.40
Always an appealing Cabernet Sauvignon, this deep plum-colored vintage showcases a gorgeous Bordeaux-varietal blend, with sandy, fine-grained tannins, and a plush, velvety-rich mouthfeel. Built to age and develop further complexity over time, the wine is ripe and juicy in its youth with aromas and flavors of vibrant boysenberry, strawberry preserves, and cassis alongside earthier notes of crushed stone, iron, bay laurel, and cedar. Baking spice elements from the well-integrated oak work well with the more traditional Knights Valley tones of wild lavender and bittersweet chocolate. Poised and lively with a structured, juicy, mouthwatering acidity and a finish that’s elegant, long, savory, and pleasing.

Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot

Beringer Distinctions Cabernet | Total Wine & More

2019 BERINGER CABERNET SAUVIGNON DISTINCTIONS NAPA
Price: $49.00     Your Price: $43.12
A blend of Reserve Vineyards from Beringer: Bancroft Ranch & Steinhauer on Howell Mountain, Martson Ranch on Spring Mountian and the Home Vineyard in St Helena form the foundation of this mountain and valley floor decadent red. All of these great sites make their way into the famed “Private Reserve Cabernet” from Beringer

 

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2019 BEAULIEU VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA
Price: $37.50                     Your Price: $33.00
The 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a bouquet of dark red berry fruit, supported by briary cherry, and tea-leaf herbaceous notes. The palate follows through nicely with juicy and bright strawberry preserves, black raspberry, black cherry, and cola, supported by delicate hints of mint, mocha, and dark chocolate. The tannins are smooth and round, offering a plush texture and mouthfeel, with a classic balance and structure that complements the character of this wine. Well- integrated baking spice notes of vanilla bean, cinnamon, and ginger from the toasted oak barrels seamlessly complement the lively berry fruit aromas and flavors, leading to a long, savory finish with focused acidity. This crowd-pleasing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is incredibly drinkable now, upon release, and can age for many years to come.

Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah, 2% Cabernet Franc

Buy 2018 Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 750ML ...

2018 BEAULIEU VINEYARDS RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON RUTHERFORD NAPA
Price: $84.00                     Your Price: $73.92                Quantity in Stock: 8
Tasting Note This inaugural 2018 Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of the finest expression of our western Rutherford bench-land terroir, exhibiting an intense saturation of color, aromas and flavors. The expressive perfumed bouquet leaps from the glass with exuberant dark berry fruits. Notes of blackberry, black currant, black forest cake and Crème de cassis sit alongside floral violet, rose petal, rosemary and bay laurel, while lifted baking spice notes from the well-integrated oak barrel character, shows nuances of cedar, cinnamon, clove and caramel. On the palate, there is juicy, saturated black cherry, macerated red raspberry, supported by darker hints of espresso, mocha and bittersweet chocolate. The structured “Rutherford dust” tannins are full of grip and plushness, showcasing the signature cocoa powder texture and expansive mouthfeel. Rich, with depth and balance, leading to a generous velvety-smooth textured persistent finish, showing concentration and refinement. A classic example of the very best from the Rutherford appellation.
Vintage The Napa Valley region enjoyed a stunning, near picture-perfect 2018 growing season including good winter rains, mild spring weather and steady temperatures throughout that allowed for even flowering and bud break. These ideal growing conditions were followed by a cool, even and slow-paced harvest which allowed the winery to vinify wines at a gentle pace. The resulting 2018 Cabernets are of very high quality with plenty of concentrated flavors, color and excellent acidity.

You can attend just the happy hour tasting with the above wines along with a selection of Cheese and Charcuterie, the fee for this part of the event is $55 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

Part 2 of the Evening:    Dinner with your bottles of Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour and Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

(I will add the vintages as people respond with the vintage they are bringing)

Collectors Wines for the event already spoken for:

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1974 Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour Napa

1980 Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour Napa

2014 Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour Napa

2018 Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour Napa

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1983 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

1985 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
1999 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2002 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
2012 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2018 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

Menu
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Portobello Mushroom Carpaccio with kohlrabi Tartar with Thyme Vinaigrette and Sage Aioli
Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna Loin with Black Bean Puree and Roasted Pepper Puree and Pico de Gallo
Beef Short Rib Wellington with Green Peppercorn Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
Dark Chocolate Truffles with Hazelnut Creme

The fee for the dinner is $150 + tax per person and you have to bring a bottle of either Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour or the Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from your cellar to attend the dinner.

 

If you do not have a bottle of Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour or the Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in your cellar don’t panic, we have a few vintages available here at Wine Watch.  You have to provide one bottle of Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour or the Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for each person attending the event.

 

Here are the vintages of Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour or the Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon available at Wine Watch:

Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet ...

2018 BERINGER CABERNET SAUVIGNON PRIVATE RESERVE NAPA
Price: $185.00                   Your Price: $162.80                Quantity in Stock: 1
(97 Points)  The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is based on 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, brought up in 90% new French oak. It’s a beautiful wine that shows the vintage’s pure, elegant, yet concentrated style perfectly. Gorgeous crème de cassis, violets, blueberries, and cedar pencil notes emerge from the glass, and this beauty builds incrementally on the palate, with full-bodied richness, a lively, pure, layered texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It can be enjoyed any time over the coming 20-25 years.  Jeb Dunnuck

2017 BERINGER VINEYARDS PRIVATE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA MAGNUM
Price: $399.00                   Your Price: $351.12                Quantity in Stock: 10
2017 BERINGER VINEYARDS PRIVATE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY
Price: $185.00                   Your Price: $162.80                Quantity in Stock: 7
TASTING NOTES: A deeply colored and rich wine with substantial backbone and structure will make this 2017 vintage continue to reward after years of careful cellaring. With bright notes of black currant and blackberries and a lush, juicy mouthfeel, this wine is also very approachable in its youth. Complex layers of black fruit and notes of cocoa powder, graphite and light smoky oak mingle well with notes of espresso and vanilla. The ripe tannins support a full structure with balanced acidity leaving a lingering, elegant finish.
VINTAGE: The year began with abundant rainfall, followed by a mild Spring. A Labor Day weekend heatwave kicked harvest into high gear followed by a cool weather break which allowed sugar levels to return to optimum normal level. By October nearly 90 percent of our grapes were harvested when fierce winds fueled the 2017 firestorm. Napa Valley's winemakers remain committed to making some the world's finest wines and early articles about the 2017 vintage describe the wines with words such as "finesse," "great complexity of flavor," and "elegant.“
VINEYARD: Steinhauer Ranch (24%), Bancroft Ranch (21%), Pauli (12%) and Marc Mondavi Ranch (5%) vineyards atop Howell Mountain provide the foundation for the 2017 blend. Fruit from the St. Helena Home Vineyard (15%) and Chabot Vineyard (9%) add the warmth of the St. Helena appellation. Exceptional fruit from Oakville’s Borrow Pit Vineyard (6%) join contributions from Spring Mountain’s Marston Vineyard (5%), Diamond Mountain’s Armstrong Ranch (2%) and Mount Veeder’s Derr Family Vineyard (1%). Grapes for the 2017 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon were harvested between September 15th and October 24th.

1993 BERINGER VINEYARDS PRIVATE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
Price: $195.00                   Sale Price: $165.00                Quantity in Stock: 3

 

1990 BERINGER VINEYARDS PRIVATE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
Price: $225.00                   Sale Price: $180.00                Quantity in Stock: 29
(93 Points) The generously endowed, dark purple-colored 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is a rich, opulent, full-bodied wine loaded with layers of flavor, copious amounts of juicy fruit, sweet tannin, and moderate amounts of lavish oak. Less muscular and concentrated than the 1991, it is a superb expression of a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Beringer continues to make a strong case for being California's most popular and hottest winery.  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

1989 BERINGER VINEYARDS PRIVATE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
Price: $195.00                   Sale Price: $165.00                        Quantity in Stock: 16

2001 Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Price: $170.00                   Sale Price: $125.00                Quantity in Stock: 51
(93 points) "The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour was made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged for 22 months in oak barrels, 76% new, 57% French and 43% American. Medium to deep garnet-brick in color, the nose slowly unfurls to reveal baked blackcurrants, stewed plums and dried mulberries with touches of dried leaves, pencil lead, cigar box and beef drippings. Medium-bodied with an alcohol of 13.6% and a pH of 3.9 (suggesting relatively low acidity), the tannins are ripe, firm and velvety textured, framing tons of black fruit preserves flavors and savory nuances, finishing on a lingering menthol note. Still packing plenty of fruit, while this is drinking beautifully now there is no rush to drink. (LPB) (5/2019) Wine Advocate

2018 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Price: $180.00                   Your Price: $158.40                Quantity in Stock: 1
(96 Points) The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Deep garnet-purple in color, it prances out of the glass with flamboyant scents of blackberry preserves, wild blueberries and crème de cassis, followed by hints of cigar box, Chinese five spice and pencil shavings with a waft of menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid structure of firm grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the muscular black fruit, finishing long and earthy.  End of November 2021, The Wine Advocate

2019 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Price: $180.00                   Your Price: $158.40
(94 Points) While the quality of the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour is indeed excellent, what may be even more impressive is that there are more than 12,000 cases of the stuff. Marked by scents of cherries, dusty earth, dried herbs and hints of cedar, it's full-bodied, silky and complex, with a lingering finish. It doesn't require much cellaring, but it should drink well for close to two decades. Nicely done. Beaulieu Vineyard is often overlooked in the stable of wineries owned by Treasury, but the company has roughly 1,100 acres devoted to the brand. One of Napa's grand old wineries, it's now helmed by General Manager/Senior Winemaker Trevor Durling. Together, we tasted through the latest reds to come out under the classic BV label.  September 2022 Week 2, The Wine Advocate

2020 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa
Price: $180.00                   Your Price: $158.40
(93 Points) The star of the show from this team in 2020 is the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges De Latour Private Reserve, a deep purple-hued Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 24 months in French oak (95% new). It has terrific aromatics of blackcurrants, smoked tobacco, graphite, and spice, and these carry over to the palate, where the wine is medium to full-bodied, has solid tannins, good mid-palate depth, and outstanding length. There are some firmer, chalky tannins here, but this is beautifully done and should have two decades of longevity.  Jeb Dunnuck

 

 

The rest of the Beringer Vineyards wines in the store on SALE!

Beringer - Cabernet Sauvignon Knights ...

2018 BERINGER KNIGHTS VALLEY RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Price: $49.50                     Your Price: $43.56
(94 Points) The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve is a beauty and is all Cabernet brought up in 51% new French oak, which is on the lower end for this estate. Its deep purple color is followed by a classic, nicely structured Knights Valley Cabernet with lots of savory red and black fruits, loamy earth, tobacco leaf, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. With beautiful richness and mid-palate depth, ripe yet present tannins, and outstanding length.  Jeb Dunnuck

Beringer Distinction Napa Valley ...

2019 BERINGER CABERNET SAUVIGNON DISTINCTIONS NAPA
Price: $49.00                     Your Price: $43.12
A blend of Reserve Vineyards from Beringer: Bancroft Ranch & Steinhauer on Howell Mountain, Martson Ranch on Spring Mountian and the Home Vineyard in St Helena form the foundation of this mountain and valley floor decadent red. All of these great sites make their way into the famed “Private Reserve Cabernet” from Beringer

Beringer - Quantum Red 2019 (750ml)

2019 BERINGER QUANTUM RED BLEND NAPA
List Price: $40.00             Your Price: $35.20
(92 Points)  The 2019 Q Red Wine is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon yet includes Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot (maybe even some Malbec). It's a plush, medium to full-bodied, sexy Napa Valley red offering plenty of cassis and currant fruits, ripe, velvety tannins, plenty of fat and opulence, and outstanding length. It's well worth enjoying any time over the coming decade. Best After 2022  Jeb Dunnuck

Everything from Beaulieu Vineyards in the store on SALE!!

Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet ...

2020 BEAULIEU VINEYARDS RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON RUTHERFORD NAPA
Price: $79.00                     Your Price: $69.52
(95 Points) Energizing tannins and vivid fruit acidity power the massive black fruits and intricate oak spices in this muscular but polished wine. Plump blackberries, baked blueberries, black currants and cedar all add to the compelling flavors. Built to improve and gain complexity with age, this wine should drink best from 2027–2037.  Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast

2016 BEAULIEU VINEYARD CLONE 4 CABERNET SAUVIGNON RUTHERFORD NAPA
Price: $195.00                   Sale Price: $150.00                Quantity in Stock: 1