2004 Beaulieu Vineyard "Tapestry Reserve" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1032231 92 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark 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. Inner quote mark (12/2007)

90 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Bright, full ruby-red. Ripe but reserved nose offers black fruits, licorice, minerals and violet; comes across as livelier today than the 2004 Private Reserve. Then juicy and savory in the mouth, showing a touch of sweetness and bright framing acidity to the dark fruit, tobacco and mocha flavors. Less suave than the Private Reserve, and more about fruit. Still has a rather firm tannic spine but this blend should evolve and deepen with further bottle aging. (ST) 90+? Inner quote mark (6/2015)

90 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark A full and beefy blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, Tapestry is pulled mostly from BV vineyards 1 and 2 in Rutherford, the same sources that provide grapes for BV's Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet. It's spicy and round, with fine tannins worked to a smooth dark-chocolate richness. A smoky red for a steak sizzling off the grill. Inner quote mark (12/2007)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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) Inner quote mark (4/2014)

K&L Notes

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.

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