Beaulieu Vineyard Estate 1970
93 pts Wine Advocate, 91 pts Vinous The 1970 has always been considered one of the great B.V. Private Reserves. Well-stored bottles continue to taste brilliantly. This wine performed spectacularly in this recent blind tasting (February, 1995), revealing a huge, complex bouquet of overripe, sweet, jammy, pruny fruit, cedar, herbs, spices, and fruitcake. Fat and rich, with unctuously-textured, chewy, expansive flavors, and a full-bodied finish, it was all this great wine can be.