Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2014
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
James SucklingComplex aromas of blackcurrants, tobacco and stones. Some oyster shell. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a polished, refined, textured finish. A wine that harkens back to its traditions.
Wine EnthusiastWith all five major Bordeaux red varieties represented, this blend is a majority Cabernet Sauvignon. An herbal, broadly defined entry of black cherry, plum and moderate structure define it, as a moderate structure of juicy tannin gives it grip.
Wine AdvocateBlended of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot with dollops of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Reserve Tapestry Proprietary Red Wine opens with crÃ¨me de cassis and blackberry tart notes over hints of menthol, incense and Christmas cake, plus a waft of dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is flamboyant, rich, velvety and seductive, with a lively lift in the mid-palate and a long, spicy finish. 18,000 cases made.
Wine SpectatorExhibits a rich core of earth- and gravel-laced currant and dark berry flavors, supported by firm tannins and a cedary oak aftertaste that needs time to settle. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2026. 18,000 cases made.