Medium-full crimson color. The aromas reveal strong, black cherry and fresh raspberry accents, with a subtle hint of anise. On the palate, the wine is medium full-bodied, generously fruity, with sappy berry flavors, low tannin and a hint of black pepper in the finish. Juicy, well-balanced and bright.
This Zin comes mostly from Paso Robles, a region best known for cattle and cowboys before it was discovered that Zinfandel vines love it too. The jammy wild blackberry, black raspberry and cherry aromas and flavors of our 2012 Zinfandel are loaded with spices and fire-toasted oak nuances. Match the spicy flavors, well-structured tannins and vibrant finish of this wine with a similarly spicy pulled-pork sandwich or smoky barbecued flank steak.
|This is a Zinfandel to drink regularly with grilled dishes, tomato-based pastas, or a simple pizza!
|The deep roots of Beaulieu Vineyard were first planted back in 1900, when founder Georges de Latour noticed similarities with his native Bordeaux and declared the Napa Valley ideal for winemaking. He followed up on this belief by planting vineyards in Rutherford with grafted, phylloxera-resistant French vines. The Cabernet Sauvignons that de Latour crafted from these grapes gave the world its first taste of California’s promise as a world-class winemaking region. In 1938 de Latour hired the young Russo-French enologist Andre Tchelistcheff, who would become California’s most distinguished winemaker. Tchelistcheff’s knowledge of traditional French techniques and willingness to experiment in local conditions brought BV the Grand Sweepstakes Award at the Golden Gate International Exposition, and led to the creation of Napa Valley’s first reserve wine, Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.