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Beaulieu Vineyards Tapestry Reserve Red Winetext

Beaulieu Vineyards Tapestry Reserve Red Wine 2019

Napa Valley, California, United StatesTapestry is the perfect name to describe this blend of grapes long associated with Bordeaux but grown for more than a century in Napa Valley. In 2019 the mix is 63% cabernet sauvignon, 15% malbec, 13% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot. The style is lush with sweet, ripe brambleberry and boysenberry tempered by a freshness of acidity, florals, and an undercut of briary notes that reveal some of the changes going on at BV designed to up the value and the quality across the board. It is morphing into a mix of old European styling and Napa new. Tapestry has been around since 1990 and is often sourced from the same blocks on the Rutherford Bench, Calistoga, Oakville, and St Helena AVAs. There are two styles of cabernet franc: one from the Sonoma Valley brings a fresh style touch with herbal notes; while the other comes with ripe, expressive red fruit. The final mix spends 19 months in 60% new French oak barrels. Fine value.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$60.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Beaulieu VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon