De Latour Private
Reserve Cab, Beaulieu, Napa Vly., '96, $75
a) No Merlot labels (tho it's in some blends)
b) Nothing labelled Chardonnay. No still whites wines of
c) Best Buy—The 8th-place Australian Presidents
Selection by Mildara Blass.
d) Only two wineries garnered
two spots, Clicquot and Beaulieu.
The Two Big Winners
e) District—Supplying the grapes for nine of the 16 wines,
the Napa Valley dominated the action.
f) Varietal—Present in nine of the 16 wines was the most noble of the red wine grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon.
We're Number One!
The February 4thWineDay selected Beaulieu as the California winery of the century and quoted the great Leon Adam's opinion of
our Fairest Wine Winner: "Beaulieu Private Reserve Cabernet
Sauvignon is the single most sought-after American wine."
My tasters agree.