1975 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet

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1975 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet

Post  Peter M Czyryca on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:42 am

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Aged to perfection - perhaps the best older bottle I've tasted other than a 75 Ridge Petite Sirah. Classic aged Cali Cab nose of cedar and mild eucalyptus, blends in some chocolate, anise and black licorice as it sits in the glass. Still packed with fruit for an old wine with tannin to boot. Stored immaculately, cork came out in one piece.

Purchased from WineBid - they have yet to do me wrong. (I own 99% of the company - JK)
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Re: 1975 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet

Post  Steve Saxon on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:53 am

Great note Peter, I love older Ridge.
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Re: 1975 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet

Post  Phillip Franks on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:58 pm

A very nice birth year wine PMC. I think the 1975's are holding slightly better than the 1974's. 1975 in general is a bit underrated in my opinion.
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Re: 1975 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet

Post  mike pobega on Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:17 pm

Nice note Pete.
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Re: 1975 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet

Post  Todd F r e n c h on Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:31 pm

Someone brought a '74 BV Latour last night and it was GONE. Brown, cloudy, no fruit - way beyond its prime, unfortunately.

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Re: 1975 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet

Post  Glenn Levine on Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:01 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Someone brought a '74 BV Latour last night and it was GONE. Brown, cloudy, no fruit - way beyond its prime, unfortunately.

have seen these on the web in a few places the past couple of weeks. somebody found some cases methinks!
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Re: 1975 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet

Post  Tyler Rico on Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:03 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Someone brought a '74 BV Latour last night and it was GONE. Brown, cloudy, no fruit - way beyond its prime, unfortunately.

I have heard that there is tons of bottle variation with this one too. Some bottles are incredible, others are shot.
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Re: 1975 Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet

Post  Gerry Morrisey on Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:06 am

Pete,

Was this the Rutheford or the GDL? I've heard that in some years the Rutheford was actually better than the GDL. Now that BV is out of the limelight, now might be the time to pick up some of these gems at a decent price. We should really try to assemble a verticle to do a tasting around. I went to one about five years ago that was eye opening.
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