2006 Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve Napa Valley
213 Ratings
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213 Ratings
2006 Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve Napa Valley

Wine Description

A terrific wine, delicious and classic in structure. Shows the beauty of the blend, which consists of five Bordeaux varieties. Rich in cherries, blackberries, red currants, chocolate, anise and sandalwood, it has a gentle, elegant mouthfeel, and is thoroughly dry.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) The BV Tapestry is delicious with a mesquite grilled NY strip. Weaving together five classic varietals, our 2009 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry begins with deep, briary blackberry and cassis character from Cabernet Sauvignon. Velvety black-cherry character comes from a generous blending of Merlot, while Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot add violet, licorice, forest loam and graphite nuances, as well as deep hues and texture. Tapestry elegantly demonstrates the art of blending varietals to create a wine that combines multilayered flavors with supple, graceful tannin structure.

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A terrific wine, delicious and classic in structure. Shows the beauty of the blend, which consists of five Bordeaux varieties. Rich in cherries, blackberries, red currants, chocolate, anise and sandalwood, it has a gentle, elegant mouthfeel, and is thoroughly dry.

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    fabulous red blend blackberry cocoa/ coffee black fig and currants.

    over 4 years
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    good bottle for $30, starts as cab and finishes as a meritage.

    about 3 years
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    excellent - favorite - backbone - clean complex - dry

    over 2 years
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    Not sure where I got this-- but really good, spicy

    3 months
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    Quite tasty...prime 1000 5 november 2011

    over 3 years
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    11 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) 12% Merlot; 4% Cabernet Franc; 2% Malbec; 2% Petit Verdot. Nicely assembled red and black cherry fruit aromas are joined by suggestions of vanilla beans and rich loam, and while this wine has some of the same attractive elements as the bottlings above, it is less complete overall and seemingly less keen in its focus. Its pieces are in good proportion, and a grabby edge of tannin will go away with a bit of bottle age.
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rich oak and ripeness are met with a broad measure of sweet black cherry fruit first in the aromas and then in the deep, well-composed flavors of this solid, moderately full-bodied offering. There is a puckery edge of latter-palate tannins still to be resolved, but the wine's considerable fruit carries well even at the finish, and a wait of some four to six years seems the sure prescription for genuine success.
  • Wine Buyer
    (From 2003 Vintage) Classic black-ruby color typical of this blend. Ripe, brambly, coffee and black cherry aromas showcase the varietal, while black olive and dark cocoa scents suggest the wine's Rutherford origin. Medium full-body and firm structure dominant, with the cherry-plum and herb Merlot adding nuance in the finish. Chewy tannins, fine minerality, with vanilla oak-spice adding an elegant touch of sweetness.