Beaulieu Vineyard

Eleven
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 73
Vintage

2013

Beaulieu Vineyard

Eleven

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • 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.


Jeffrey Stambor

Winemaker, Beaulieu Vineyard

Winemaker, Jeffrey Stambor

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

Winemaking Philosophy:
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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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Beaulieu Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Eleven 19
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Salvestrin Vineyards and Winery 2005 Red Wine St. Helena Estate Vineyard 11
Lail Vineyards 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 9
Signorello Estate 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 9
Stony Hill Vineyard 2003 Syrah Napa Valley 9
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