Auction 19 | Lot No. 73
10 cases produced
- Sourced from BV Ranch #2, on the famed Rutherford Bench at the border of the Rutherford appellation
- Barrel fermented in 100% new French oak and then aged an additional 22 months
- Crafted by award-winning BV winemaker Jeffrey Stambor and world-renowned consultant Michel Rolland
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon produced from two clones best suited to the climate and soils of this vineyard
Born as a result of Beaulieu’s groundbreaking evaluation of a 14-year series of Cabernet Sauvignon clones in the 1970s and 1980s, this wine focuses on two clones. The analysis of these trials revealed that these clones were among the most expressive and dynamic. Clone 4, sourced from Mendoza, Argentina, and Clone 6, rediscovered in Jackson, California, are seamlessly blended into an exquisite example of power and grace. They became mainstays of our BV Ranch No. 2 Rutherford vineyard and are key components of our exquisite Georges de Latour Private Reserve. Award-winning winemaker Jeffrey Stambor collaborated with world-renowned wine producer Michel Rolland to produce this Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented in 100 percent new French oak barrels. Clone 4 produces a lush, full-bodied wine, while Clone 6 is highly extracted and muscular. Our goal was to create a phenomenal wine whose sum was greater than its parts—for us four plus six equals Eleven. This wine is made exclusively for Premiere Napa Valley.
Winemaker, Beaulieu Vineyard
Jeffrey has worked at Beaulieu Vineyard for nearly 20 years, combining a deep knowledge of viticulture with intuitive winemaking. He joined BV in 1989 as a viticulture-enologist, and for many years, served as an important connection between the winery and its historic vineyards in Napa Valley. He believes his experience working with legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff was an opportunity to learn from a master.
Country born: United States
Education: Graduated UC Davis 1983 with Viticulture Degree
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
It's an exciting time to be a winemaker at Beaulieu Vineyard, and I'm especially proud of the care we've taken to improve our historic Rutherford estate. Our vineyards are a rich source of inspiration, the creative spark that helps us guide our wines to reveal the distinctive flavor and personality of each terroir.
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