Musty on the nose, red fruit flavors, medium tannins — 2 days ago
It is interesting to me how people shy away from the Tapestry in a lot of cases. When you drink this wine young, it’s just ok to good. However, if you get a great vintage (like 97 is) & let it age 20 years in bottle in a temperature controlled environment, you get a very special Napa Cabernet for a small price. When you consider the prices on quality Napa Cabernets at well over $100(s), this is a steal back in 99 for around $25.
The nose reveals a touch of barnyard that mixes into the ruby, liqueured style fruits of; blackberries, dark & slightly sour black cherries, sugar, black plum, poached strawberries, creamed, black raspberries, haunting blueberries, black licorice, light sweet tarry notes, cinnamon, light clove & even lighter nutmeg with vanilla, steeped, fruit teas, mixed berry cola, some red licorice, limestone minerals, fresh & old tobacco, used leather, saddle-wood, light granite, herbaceous notes, dry crushed rocks, dry brush, touch of black pepper with bright, fresh & dry, dark, red, blue, purple florals framed in violets.
The body is round, lush and still somewhat thick. The tannins are round, chewy, tarry and about 60% resolved. This 97 has another 10 years plus ahead with proper storage. Our cork showed some age in terms of feel but, nearly no seepage. It is ruby & lush as it sings over the palate. Shows a touch of barnyard on the palate like the nose that mixes into the ruby, liqueured style fruits of; dark currants, blackberries, gooseberries, olallieberries, dark & slightly sour black cherries, sugar, black plum, poached strawberries, creamed, black raspberries, haunting blueberries, black licorice, light sweet tarry notes, cinnamon, light clove & even lighter nutmeg with vanilla, light burnt caramel, mocha, steeped, fruit teas, mixed berry cola, some red licorice, cognac notes, dark roast coffee, limestone minerals, fresh & old tobacco, used leather, saddle-wood, light granite, herbaceous notes-sage dominate, beautifully, soft dark spices with some palate heat, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil, barely moist clay, dry brush, touch of black pepper with bright, fresh & dry, dark, red, blue, purple florals framed in violets. The acidity shows the beauty that nature gave to Napa in 97. The finish is well balanced, nicely polished, an elegant beauty queen that persists on your palate nicely and your mind for months/years down the road.
This wine is far more special on the palate than the technical score I’ve given it.
Photos of; a sunset over the George de Latour Vineyard, the gateway into the BV tasting room on Hwy 29, their tasting room and outside their tasting room & grounds. — 13 days ago
Pretty pink-ruby color, legs 8/10. Smells like jam, cherries and raspberries. Soft, sweet supple cab, not much tannin, goes down easy. A chill, laid back wine. If wine was the sweet girl next door who grew up to be a baddie, this is that wine. Really like this one! — a month ago
Tried at Wine Bar George at Disney Springs. Check Total Wine. — a month ago
Delicious. Lots of earth and leather. — 2 months ago
The 2015 is drinking better after some additional time in bottle. Since I recently opened some Meo-Camuzet Burgundies, I wanted to compare while they were fresh in my mind. This wine reminds me of a New World version of Meo’s village Nuit-St-George. It’s slightly riper in some ways, simpler in structure, and doesn’t have much of that Old World tangy/sour/mineral finish. Cost is sorta close (Meo a little more in most markets), so for me the Meo wins by a SLIGHT margin, but this is oh-so-close. The N-J will likely be preferred by most American palettes. — a month ago
From George. Very good! — 2 months ago
The 2017 Nuit-Saint-George village offering is sumptuous and rich, with strawberry liqueur, red and black cherry, balanced by white mushrooms, cola nut, and delicate acidity. Not at all dusty as with Tanzer’s 2016 tasting. This one might not need much time in bottle. Another lovely Meo. — 2 months ago
Henry, George, Belle — 2 months ago