The 2010 Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with lush blackberry and black-currant character, with nuances of red plum and cedar box. Hints of vanilla and smoky oak spice elevate the rich aromas and add complexity to the bright, beautifully balanced flavors. Vineyards with distinctly different terroirs create the wine's symphony of flavors and velvety texture.
With its firm structure, this Cabernet Sauvignon complements full-flavored cuisine, such as garlic and rosemary grilled lamb chops, medallions of beef tenderloin, portabella mushrooms with polenta, or aged Gouda with walnut toasts.
The diversity of soils and microclimates found in Napa Valley, as well as clones and cultivation techniques, contribute to the personalities of each vineyard. We selected vineyards from the 26-mile-length of the valley, with a focus on our BV® Rutherford and Calistoga ranches. Napa Valley produces only four percent of the grapes grown in California, yet it is known world-wide. Summer?s night fog, rolling up the long, narrow valley from the San Francisco Bay, keeps grape acid levels high while the sunny days yield ripe, rich flavors. This wine shows its Napa Valley appellation with vibrant fruit character and impeccable balance.