Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The 2015 Reserve Tapestry is soft, pliant and supple, all qualities that make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Sweet red cherry, plum, rose petal, mint and dried flowers are all laced together in this racy, super-expressive blend from BV. The Cabernet Sauvignon-based Tapestry is one of the hidden gems in the range.
The 2015 Reserve Tapestry Proprietary Red Wine is blended of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged in a mix of French, American and Hungarian oak (60% new) for 22 months. It has a deep garnet-purple color and quite a toasty nose to begin, giving way to a beautiful perfume of roses and lilacs with a core of cassis, redcurrant jelly and blackberry tart plus a touch of cedar chest. Full, velvety and seductive, it delivers layers of perfumed red and black fruit with a very long finish. 16,637 cases produced.
Takes a bright and relatively fresh approach, with raspberry and plum coulis flavors racing through first, backed by a plumper feel on the back end, showing notes of anise, mocha and briar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2026. 16,637 cases made.
A step up in price, the 2015 Red Blend Tapestry checks in as 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all aged in 60% new barrels. It offers a more vibrant bouquet of crème de cassis, damp forest floor, spring flowers, and subtle oak as well as a rich, medium to full-bodied, concentrated style on the palate. It's a step up over the 2014 and is a rocking Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy over the coming decade or so.