Celebrate Life's Big Moments With Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

America's Most Collectible Wine Is The Perfect Toast for Father's Day, College Graduation and Anniversaries

May 13, 2010, 08:22 ET from Beaulieu Vineyard

NAPA, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As fathers celebrate another year of parenting, fresh graduates embark on new careers and newlyweds begin life as a couple, it's time to open a bottle of Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from America's historic Beaulieu Vineyard and offer a toast to those achievements.

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But the celebration should not stop there. To maintain the memory of special occasions or accomplishments, buy a bottle for today's toasts and one or more to cellar for future anniversaries. Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a thoughtful and prestigious gift for special occasions because it offers a rich and elegant wine to toast with now, but also develops in the bottle, growing more complex and refined with cellar time – a gift that truly keeps on giving.

Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has become synonymous with the highest quality of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and remains atop the lists of critics' and collectors favorites. This year Beaulieu Vineyard marks 110 years since founder, French immigrant Georges de Latour, established the benchmark winery in Rutherford, California.  Since its first vintage in 1936, his signature reserve wine has become an important part of many American celebrations and is recognized as the first of American "reserve" Cabernet Sauvignons.

Jeffrey Stambor, Director of Winemaking at Beaulieu Vineyard, suggests that a bottle of "Georges" could in fact be the perfect gift for Father's Day. "This wine has inspired so much adulation and so many winemaking careers, that with no irreverence intended, I always consider it to be the 'Daddy' of all Napa Cabernets."

To create a meaningful family tradition, even casual wine enthusiasts can cellar collectible bottles to commemorate special events with friends, family or business associates. Dad may keep a bottle to open next Father's Day – or perhaps the day his children become parents themselves. The college graduate can stash away a vintage that can be uncorked after the first big promotion or career turning point. Young couples may put away a dozen bottles from their wedding year and open them on consecutive anniversaries.

Beaulieu Vineyard is the longest continually operating vineyard in Napa Valley and its flagship wine has withstood the test of time. Indeed, allowing wine to age will mellow tannins, add pleasant complexity and create always-evolving flavors that take novice or expert oenophiles into an intriguing journey through the world of wine – a celebration of process that's a bit like life itself.

Beaulieu Vineyard is produced by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E), which is part of Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O); 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, Washington, France, New Zealand and Australia.  Brands include: Sterling Vineyards, Sterling Vintner's Collection, Chalone Vineyard, Acacia Vineyard, Edna Valley Vineyard and Rosenblum Cellars as well as the French wines of Barton & Guestier and Domaine de la Roquete. DC&E is also a leading importer of estate-bottled wines from Burgundy and Alsatian wines from F.E. Trimbach. For more information about Diageo, its people, brands and performance, visit us at http://www.diageo.com.

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