Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2016 750ml
SKU: 11186

Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2016

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The 2016 Tapestry is a powerful expression of the dream 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 brambly blackberry, cassis, and macerated blueberry, while the Merlot brings a vibrant, riper dark cherry fruit character. The Merlot also softens the tannins and adds plush rich texture on the mouth pleasing palate. Malbec contributed dark plum and briary blackberry notes, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot completed the blend with delicate floral nuances of violet and wild sage. Well integrated warm baking spice notes of cinnamon and clove also pique the senses incorporated from having been aged in new French oak barrels &-; which heighten the overall aromatic expression and linger on the finish. The tannins provide intensity, structure and depth, ensuring this vintage will outlast many others with significant age-worthiness. This is a wine that is the perfect bridge between old and new world &-; showing the restraint, elegance and sophistication of Napa Valley.
James Suckling
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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
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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
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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

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