NAPA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, give the gift of time in a bottle with the 2008 vintage Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Beaulieu Vineyard, the great American winery in the heart of Napa Valley.
Taste the past in a wine making tradition that dates to 1900 in the Rutherford "bench," a slice of the Napa Valley that's proven optimal for growing Cabernet.
Taste the present in the first vintage of Georges de Latour Private Reserve made completely within the "winery within a winery," dedicated solely to this signature Cabernet of Beaulieu Vineyard and completed in 2008.
Taste the future in the well-integrated components of flavor that experts predict will keep the wine aging gracefully for many years.
"Our new dedicated reserve winery gives us the flexibility and technology to create a truly world-class, premium wine," said Beaulieu Vineyard Director of Winemaking Jeffrey Stambor. (See video of his first 2008 vintage at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdd2bcgSp-8.)
With spectacular reviews for the last several vintages from prominent wine experts and publications, a gift of Georges de Latour will delight expert and novice wine connoisseurs alike, who will treasure the wine's longstanding and well-earned place as the standard bearer of California Cabernet, the first reserve Cabernet produced in America. Since 1936, Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been a benchmark for excellence of California Cabernets.
For the ultimate lover of all things "Georges de Latour," consider a gift of a one-of-a-kind, custom etched, 27-liter bottle of the 2008 vintage. As the official wine poured at the past eight Emmy Awards, this unique gift presentation features signatures from 68 of this past year's Emmy winners, nominees and presenters. Now through December 19th, this unique bottle combined with a luxurious Napa Valley adventure package will be part of an auction on charitybuzz.com, with proceeds benefitting the Television Academy Foundation and its programs.
Beaulieu Vineyard, established in 1900, is a historic Napa Valley winery with a tradition of quality and innovation. Founded by French immigrant, Georges de Latour, Beaulieu Vineyard set early standards for excellence in premium winemaking that subsequent generations of vintners continue to maintain. Beaulieu Vineyard holds a unique place in the history of California wineries and is one of the most collected American Cabernets. For more information about Beaulieu Vineyard, visit www.bvwines.com.
Beaulieu Vineyard is produced by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E), the world's leading premium drinks business. DC&E produces and markets premium wines from around the globe including Napa Valley, Sonoma, the California Central Coast, France, Italy, New Zealand and Australia. Brands include: Beaulieu Vineyard, Sterling Vintner's Collection, Chalone Vineyard, Acacia Vineyard and Rosenblum Cellars. DC&E is also a leading importer of estate-bottled wines from Burgundy. For more information about Diageo, its people, brands and performance, visit us at http://www.diageo.com.
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