Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Fresh, direct and focused, with red currant and cherry coulis notes that race through, dotted with savory, floral and tobacco accents. Judicious toast lets the fruit play out, and there's solid energy throughout. Drink now through 2030. 44,700 cases made.
This well-balanced, moderately tannic wine offers black fruits, oak spice and a lightly gripping texture, all in good proportions. It's a pleasurable wine that shows the typical, attractive black cherries, black olives and hints of baking spices.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is among the least expensive Napa Valley Cabs under a major winery label and there are almost 45,000 cases of it released, so perhaps we should forgive the presence of 5% Petite Sirah in the final blend (there's also 2% Cabernet Franc). It's a relatively simple but satisfying effort, with notes of ripe cherries framed by vanilla and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, silky textured and easy to drink, it seems fairly priced for the quality.