Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2016
SKU: bv-tape-2015-nap-2015

Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2016

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750ml
$64.99
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Our Tapestry is a true reflection of the exceptional 2015 growing season with its expressive, vibrant aromas and flavors, along with incredible structure, layered with an underscore of bright acidity that makes this wine incredibly approachable. This is a wine that shows the artistry of blending five Bordeaux-heritage grape varieties grown within the Napa Valley, which contribute layer-upon-layer of flavor complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon imparts a generous core of juicy wild blackberry, dark blueberry cobbler, and cassis, while the Merlot shows a brighter, riper dark cherry fruit character. The Merlot also softens the tannins and adds plushness and texture on the generous and pleasing mouthfeel. Malbec contributed dark plum and briary blackberry notes, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot completed the blend with broad nuances of violet, wild sage, and anise seed. Well integrated notes of graham cracker crust and gingerbread also tantalize your senses from the toasted oak spices - having been aged in new French oak barrels - which heighten the aromas and linger on the finish. Amazingly food friendly.
James Suckling
  • js93

A tight and deep wine with a beautiful center palate of currants, berries, lemon rind and silky tannins. Rich and opulent, yet fresh. Lightly chewy with a caressing texture. 78% cabernet sauvignon and 11% merlot with malbec, petit verdot and cabernet franc. Inner quote mark (2/2020)

Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

This blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc is thick and leathery in style. It has full-bodied richness in flavors of dark chocolate and blackberry that work well alongside firm tannins and integrated oak.

Virginie Boone, January 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

A polished, friendly style, with inviting cassis and cherry preserve flavors framed by a rounded vanilla note. The fruit holds the upper hand on the moderately juicy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2022. 19,700 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd88

The 2016 Red Blend Tapestry is a step up in price, but not any better than the Rutherford release. Classy notes of currants, cedary spice, dried herbs, and earth all give way to a medium-bodied, elegant wine that has nicely integrated acidity, present tannins, and moderate mid-palate richness and depth. Give bottles a year or so in a cool cellar and see if they flesh out or not.

January 31, 2020