2004 Beaulieu Vineyard "Tapestry Reserve" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
This blend of all five Bordeaux varieties is consistently one of Beaulieu’s most interesting but overlooked wines. The ’04 is certainly a lovely, polished wine right now, with lush black currant, cherry and smoky oak flavors and a lingering finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Tapestry Proprietary Red Wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec from estate vineyards. It possesses ethereal elegance and balance along with more red and blue fruit flavors and less oak. Medium-bodied, pure and ripe, it can be drunk now or cellared for another decade. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, raspberry, dark chocolate and sweet oak. Supple and fruity, with good energy to the bitter cherry and spicy oak flavors. Finishes dry and persistent, with firm tannins and an impression of energy.
The Tapestry was first released in 1990 as a complement to the Georges de Latour. It is a classic Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec; elegant and beautifully balanced. Black cherry, brambly blackberry, cassis, dark cocoa and cedar dominate the nose and palate while 20 months of barrel age in 70% new barrels add warm vanilla nuances (more than half the barrels were French, with the remainder being a blend of American, Hungarian and Russian). Notably concentrated and richly textured.