Beau Vigne

2022 Cabernet Sauvignon

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 121
Vintage: 2022

Beau Vigne


Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • Masterfully created by Julien Fayard from fruit sourced from the famed GIII Vineyard
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Historical records show that a part of this vineyard was planted in 1895 by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford
  • A richly aromatic profile with lush notes of warm blackberries, all enveloped in a velvety texture


Our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the pinnacle of this remarkable nested appellation. The distinct "Rutherford Dust" qualities take center stage, revealing earthy, mineral nuances interwoven with subtle notes of black fruits. From the vineyard, we draw forth the deeper, dark fruit flavors of blackberry, currant and anise, creating a velvety mid-palate experience and culminating with delicate hints of cedar and spice. To harmoniously meld all these flavors, your wine will undergo a minimum 22-month aging process in tightly-grained French oak barrels, crafted from 100% new oak sourced predominantly from the Allier forest.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Julien  Fayard

Winemaker, Beau Vigne

Winemaker, Julien  Fayard

With more than two decades of winemaking expertise, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. He believes in producing wines with an identity, exploiting what makes each one unique. Julien’s wines are a pure expression of their terroir, highlighting the specificities and characteristics of the fruit, vineyard management, soil and climate. He has a track record of building brands both in terms of quality and market presence.

Originally from France, Julien began his career as a winemaker producing quality rosé at his family’s winery in Provence. In Bordeaux he worked at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite before relocating to Napa Valley. In Napa, he was Philippe Melka’s director of winemaking for a few years before launching his own projects.

Country born: France

Education: Julien earned his Master in Agri-Business from ESA France and his Master in Winemaking from Toulouse France. In 2011, he received his MBA from UC Davis.

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
96/100 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - RP
95/100 Guest Cottage Cabernet Sauvignon - RP
97/100 Juliet Cabernet Sauvignon - TP
97/100 Romeo Cabernet Sauvignon - TP

Winemaking Philosophy:
In the vineyard and the cellar, Julien’s practices as a winemaker are informed by a belief that the act of putting wine in the bottle should be as natural as possible. To achieve this, he employs traditional, low-manipulation winemaking methods—always preceded by carefully considered viticultural decisions. “There’s a lot of anticipation with my decision-making on the ground,” Julien explains. “Great wine is the natural product of grapes, so my creed is vineyard-centric.”

Winery Distribution

Beau Vigne is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Beau Vigne Contact: David Zurowski


  • Arizona ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )
  • California ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )
  • Colorado ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )
  • Florida ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )
  • Georgia ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )
  • Illinois ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )
  • Kentucky ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )
  • Louisiana ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )
  • New York ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )
  • Virginia ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )
  • Wisconsin ( Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits )


  • South Korea ( AWines )
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