Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry Napa Red Blend 2015 Rated 93JS
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James Suckling Review
Lots of ripe fruit with very fine tannins and a juicy mouthfeel. Medium to full body, polished and round texture and a flavorful finish. Soft with lots of flavor. Drink or hold.
Wine Advocate Review
The 2015 Reserve Tapestry Proprietary Red Wine is blended of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged in a mix of French, American and Hungarian oak (60% new) for 22 months. It has a deep garnet-purple color and quite a toasty nose to begin, giving way to a beautiful perfume of roses and lilacs with a core of cassis, redcurrant jelly and blackberry tart plus a touch of cedar chest. Full, velvety and seductive, it delivers layers of perfumed red and black fruit with a very long finish. Drink 2019-2031.
VinoUS Media Review
The 2015 Reserve Tapestry is soft, pliant and supple, all qualities that make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Sweet red cherry, plum, rose petal, mint and dried flowers are all laced together in this racy, super-expressive blend from BV. The Cabernet Sauvignon-based Tapestry is one of the hidden gems in the range. (Antonio Galloni)
Wine Tasting Notes
This is a wine that shows the artistry of blending five Bordeaux-heritage grape varieties, which contributed layer-upon-layer of flavor complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon gave the wine its generous core of briary blackberry and cassis expression, while we increased the amount of Merlot this year to tame the tannins and add plush mid-palate texture. Malbec contributed deep plum notes, while Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot completed the blend with nuances of rose, forest loam and graphite.
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
The mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot makes this wine deep and juicy with tons of character. Definitely a solid pick at this price and class. Don't miss out on this one.
Great wine, I bought it from the newsletter sale and I've since stocked my wine fridge with the BV Tapestry.
The Tapestry always blows away my expectations, and this wine is no exception. Expressive and bold. Worth every penny.