(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 Reserve Tapestry is another standout from Beaulieu in a very challenging year. Bright floral notes lead to tobacco, mint, licorice and pine, all in a brilliant, mid-weight wine long on minerality, focus and pure brilliance. This is a very strong showing.
A great package. A case of Beaulieu - BV 1998 Tapestry Reserve and a free The Rabbit Corkscrew(a $40 value) 1998 Tapestry Reserve Dark ruby in color, the 1998 Tapestry’s aromas evoke scents of black cherry, herbs, vanilla-oak and some black pepper. Medium-full bodied, the wine’s fruit flavors are at the forefront; cherry and blackcurrant, followed by nuances of licorice, dark chocolate and peppercorn. Fleshy yet backed by firm, ripe tannins, the finish shows some torrefaction notes from the oa...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines79% Cabernet Sauvignon; 17% Merlot; 2% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot. We count ourselves among the most enthu-siastic fans of the 1997 Tapestry and are more than a little bit disappointed by its successor. There is an early stab at richness delivered by a nice note of sweet oak and suggestions of ripe cherries in both nose and flavors, but those flavors stall out by mid-palate and fade away to a drying finish that is underscored by blunting tannins.