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2009 Beaulieu Vineyard BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $25   From: $20   To: $30

Search Rank 1047 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 1047th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 672nd

Score: 89. When to drink: 2013 to 2017
The Wine-Searcher score of 89/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
90/100   2013 to 2017
87/100 (42 notes from 37 users )    
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Award Organization Award Year Result
The Dallas Wine Competition 2012 Bronze
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Price History for 2009 Beaulieu Vineyard BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
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Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. From its origins around the Medoc, the Cabern ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Rutherford wine region

    The Rutherford AVA ranks among the very finest Napa Valley sub-regions. It is located south of Saint Helena and immediately north of Oakville, at the heart of the Napa Valley wine-growing area. It is named after Thomas Lewis Rutherford, who married Elizabeth Yount, granddaughter of Napa's pioneering vigneron George C Yount (see Yountville).

    Since Napa Valley began its meteoric rise to international wine fame in the 1960s, Rutherford has risen in step with its neighbors – even if not quite as impressively as Oakville, with its world-beating Cabernet Sauvignon, or Carneros and its bold, edgy Pinot Noir.

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  • Napa Valley wine region

    Napa Valley, an hour's drive north of San Francisco, California, is the most famous and prestigious wine region anywhere in the New World. Although a number of grape varieties are grown in the valley's vineyards, the area is particularly known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The classic 'Napa Cab', the archet ... more

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