Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry Napa Red Blend 2018 Rated 94JS
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- United States
- 90+ Point Wines
This is layered, with chewy tannins and attractive blackcurrant and blackberry character. Chocolate and walnut highlights. Full and flavorful, but not heavy in any sense of the word. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc. Better in a year or two.
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. Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry Napa Red Blend offers a beautiful rusticity in this elegant expression of this tremendous vintage, showing the true artistry of blending five Bordeaux-heritage grape varieties grown within the Napa Valley, which together contribute multi-layered flavors and complexity. The Cabernet Sauvignon imparts a generous core of bramble berry fruits with blackberries, blueberries, black cherry compote and cassis, with hints of anise, while the Merlot brings vibrant, riper notes of plum and dark cherry. The Merlot also softens the tannins and adds a plush texture with notes of black currant and plum on the palate. Malbec contributes fresh wild raspberry notes, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot complete the blend with darker berry fruits and savory spices alongside delicate floral and woodsy nuances of violet, cedar, forest floor and wild sage. Well integrated notes of mocha and molasses also pique the senses incorporated from having been aged in new French oak barrels which heighten the overall aromatic expression and lengthen the finish. The firm, velvety tannins provide structure and depth, ensuring this wine will live up to its age-worthiness. This is a perfect bridge between old and new world showing the restraint, elegance and sophistication of Napa Valley and highlighting the 2018 growing season.
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc
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.