Beaulieu Vineyard

Reserve Tapestry Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.1995 ratings
9.093 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has ripe plum, crushed dark chocolate, moist fig, slight vanilla and dried violets.

Palate has dried blackberry, eucalyptus, ripe plum, blueberry/cinnamon, dehydrated cherry with mostly resolved tannins. Long finish.

Decanted +4H at the time of notes, but improving with more time...a delicious bottle still.

Paired with Chuck Eye steaks from Kinderhook Farm (Valatie, NY); honestly the best (local) beef source in the Berkshire (MA) / Columbia (NY) County areas. Grilled in a mere 12m to perfect 135° centers. I think the Chuck cut for a steak is quite under rated; it's incredibly moist and tender with it's incorporated fats that just fall apart under high heat.

I fell to the same fate on this bottle as the prior a few years back, perfectly clean cork but extracted in 3/4 & 1/4 status. Should use the Durand for subsequent bottles.

Nose has ripe plum, crushed dark chocolate, moist fig, slight vanilla and dried violets.

Palate has dried blackberry, eucalyptus, ripe plum, blueberry/cinnamon, dehydrated cherry with mostly resolved tannins. Long finish.

Decanted +4H at the time of notes, but improving with more time...a delicious bottle still.

Paired with Chuck Eye steaks from Kinderhook Farm (Valatie, NY); honestly the best (local) beef source in the Berkshire (MA) / Columbia (NY) County areas. Grilled in a mere 12m to perfect 135° centers. I think the Chuck cut for a steak is quite under rated; it's incredibly moist and tender with it's incorporated fats that just fall apart under high heat.

I fell to the same fate on this bottle as the prior a few years back, perfectly clean cork but extracted in 3/4 & 1/4 status. Should use the Durand for subsequent bottles.

Oct 3rd, 2021
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.9

Hints of green pepper black cherries black plum and dark chocolate tannin is soft and supple

Hints of green pepper black cherries black plum and dark chocolate tannin is soft and supple

Jul 17th, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Lots of vanilla and coconut on the nose. Sweet and classic cabernet qualities on the palate. Gentle tannins, very harmonious. If I’m being picky it could use a touch more acid, but no real complaints; this delivered exactly what I wanted it to.

Lots of vanilla and coconut on the nose. Sweet and classic cabernet qualities on the palate. Gentle tannins, very harmonious. If I’m being picky it could use a touch more acid, but no real complaints; this delivered exactly what I wanted it to.

Jul 1st, 2021
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The finish to opening night always results in either new or old world Cabernet. 2019 is no exception!

The nose reveals, ripe, ruby, slightly stewed & candied fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, baked rhubarb, strawberries and dry cranberries. Dark & milk chocolate, mocha, caramel, light vanilla, anise, dry crushed rocks, dark rich, moist soil, steeped tea leaves, dark fruit cola/liqueur, mint, dry herbaceous, bay leaf with fresh, dark, red, blue flowers with violets and hints of lavender.

The body is full and lush. Tannins are well resolved, dark, tarry soft and still has 5-7 plus years of life ahead. The structure, tension, length and balance have hit harmony. She’s an elegant beauty. Ripe, ruby, slightly stewed & candied fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, baked rhubarb, Thompson raisins, strawberries and dry cranberries. Dark & milk chocolate, mocha, salted caramel, light vanilla, anise, medium, dark spice, dry underbrush, dry crushed rocks, used expresso grounds, cognac notes, brunt creme brûlée, dark rich, moist soil, limestone, volcanic minerals, steeped tea leaves, dark fruit cola/liqueur, mint, dry herbaceous, bay leaf with fresh, dark, red, blue flowers with violets and hints of lavender. The acidity is excellent. The finish is, elegant, polished, well balanced, harmony fruit & earth, polish and persists on and on.

The right 20 year old BV Tapestries are such a pleasure to sip!

Photos of, night shot of our candle lit backyard, rose bushes and Sofia soaking up the late afternoon sun under our mushroom shaped Japanese Maple.

The finish to opening night always results in either new or old world Cabernet. 2019 is no exception!

The nose reveals, ripe, ruby, slightly stewed & candied fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, baked rhubarb, strawberries and dry cranberries. Dark & milk chocolate, mocha, caramel, light vanilla, anise, dry crushed rocks, dark rich, moist soil, steeped tea leaves, dark fruit cola/liqueur, mint, dry herbaceous, bay leaf with fresh, dark, red, blue flowers with violets and hints of lavender.

The body is full and lush. Tannins are well resolved, dark, tarry soft and still has 5-7 plus years of life ahead. The structure, tension, length and balance have hit harmony. She’s an elegant beauty. Ripe, ruby, slightly stewed & candied fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, baked rhubarb, Thompson raisins, strawberries and dry cranberries. Dark & milk chocolate, mocha, salted caramel, light vanilla, anise, medium, dark spice, dry underbrush, dry crushed rocks, used expresso grounds, cognac notes, brunt creme brûlée, dark rich, moist soil, limestone, volcanic minerals, steeped tea leaves, dark fruit cola/liqueur, mint, dry herbaceous, bay leaf with fresh, dark, red, blue flowers with violets and hints of lavender. The acidity is excellent. The finish is, elegant, polished, well balanced, harmony fruit & earth, polish and persists on and on.

The right 20 year old BV Tapestries are such a pleasure to sip!

Photos of, night shot of our candle lit backyard, rose bushes and Sofia soaking up the late afternoon sun under our mushroom shaped Japanese Maple.

Jun 1st, 2019
"Odedi"

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This week it's a wonderful Cabernet based blend from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black cherries, vanilla, licorice, cedar, spices, earth, cloves, pencil lead, leather, chocolates, dark coffee, alcohol, spices and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and very fruity with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is another very nice red blend from Napa Valley. Well balanced with a great mouthfeel. Showing nice complexity, but still young.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins, however it is good right out of the bottle.

This five-year-old is drinking nicely now and will get better in the next couple of years.

I just love these Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley.

Robert Parker 90 points. Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged separately for 21 months in small oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This week it's a wonderful Cabernet based blend from Napa Valley.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black cherries, vanilla, licorice, cedar, spices, earth, cloves, pencil lead, leather, chocolates, dark coffee, alcohol, spices and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and very fruity with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is another very nice red blend from Napa Valley. Well balanced with a great mouthfeel. Showing nice complexity, but still young.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins, however it is good right out of the bottle.

This five-year-old is drinking nicely now and will get better in the next couple of years.

I just love these Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley.

Robert Parker 90 points. Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged separately for 21 months in small oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.

Mar 8th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep roots of Beaulieu were first planted back in 1900, when founder Georges de Latour noticed similarities with his native Bordeaux and declared the Napa Valley ideal for winemaking. A blend of 76% Cab Sauv, 13% Merlot, 11% of Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Aromas of sweet dark berry fruit and earthy floral scents. On the palate blackberry and currants, spicy notes on full soft ripe tannins, nice mouthfeel, lingering finish ending with earthy mineral character.

Deep roots of Beaulieu were first planted back in 1900, when founder Georges de Latour noticed similarities with his native Bordeaux and declared the Napa Valley ideal for winemaking. A blend of 76% Cab Sauv, 13% Merlot, 11% of Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Aromas of sweet dark berry fruit and earthy floral scents. On the palate blackberry and currants, spicy notes on full soft ripe tannins, nice mouthfeel, lingering finish ending with earthy mineral character.

Feb 14th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep roots of Beaulieu were first planted back in 1900, when founder Georges de Latour noticed similarities with his native Bordeaux and declared the Napa Valley ideal for winemaking. Found this old 1999 bottle and it was unfortunate that the wine was a bit oxidized, otherwise BV Tapestry is an interesting wine with a great blend. Recommend to find a current vintage and taste something special.

Deep roots of Beaulieu were first planted back in 1900, when founder Georges de Latour noticed similarities with his native Bordeaux and declared the Napa Valley ideal for winemaking. Found this old 1999 bottle and it was unfortunate that the wine was a bit oxidized, otherwise BV Tapestry is an interesting wine with a great blend. Recommend to find a current vintage and taste something special.

Dec 27th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Happy Thanksgiving Eve 2018.
Top 3/4 of the cork was just great, bottle 1/4 was extracted in dozens of pieces, screened aerating funnels are awesome for managing this mess. Nose appears fine, hints of green pepper initially.

Post decant, nose has ripe plum, black currant, dark chocolate shavings, black tea, distant floral and faint oak notes.

Palate is lightly cooked plum, blackberry, eucalyptus, mashed black cherry, oak sawdust, faint caramel sauce and a blueberry cinnamon aspect. Tannins are fully resolved, none left at all, beautiful bottle.

We purchased these in 2004, just getting to pulling the first cork tonight...life gets busy sometimes. A couple bottles remain in the cellar, likely need to be enjoyed before ~2023 before decline may be quite evident. I'd really like to see how this fruit fades in the next couple years, expected to still be interesting at that juncture.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve 2018.
Top 3/4 of the cork was just great, bottle 1/4 was extracted in dozens of pieces, screened aerating funnels are awesome for managing this mess. Nose appears fine, hints of green pepper initially.

Post decant, nose has ripe plum, black currant, dark chocolate shavings, black tea, distant floral and faint oak notes.

Palate is lightly cooked plum, blackberry, eucalyptus, mashed black cherry, oak sawdust, faint caramel sauce and a blueberry cinnamon aspect. Tannins are fully resolved, none left at all, beautiful bottle.

We purchased these in 2004, just getting to pulling the first cork tonight...life gets busy sometimes. A couple bottles remain in the cellar, likely need to be enjoyed before ~2023 before decline may be quite evident. I'd really like to see how this fruit fades in the next couple years, expected to still be interesting at that juncture.

Nov 21st, 2018
Mike R
9.0

This brings the smiles out quickly

This brings the smiles out quickly

Nov 3rd, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Beautiful Bordeaux style blend.

Beautiful Bordeaux style blend.

Sep 7th, 2018