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Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 2013

$38.99

SKU 08931

750ml

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Our 2013 Tapestry reflects the 2013-growing season with its dense, powerful aromas and flavors, with bold structure. This is a wine that shows the artistry of blending five Bordeaux-heritage grape varieties, which contributed layer-upon-layer of flavor complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon gave the wine its generous core of briary blackberry and cassis expression, while we increased the amount of Merlot this year to tame the tannins and add plush mid-palate texture. Malbec contributed deep plum notes, while Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot completed the blend with nuances of rose, forest loam and graphite.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Beaulieu Vineyard
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThis wine is soft and subdued, inviting in its full-bodied embrace of vanilla. With all five red Bordeaux varieties involved, it makes an impact, showcasing rich red berry, cassis and cherry, while a dusting of clove spice finds length on the finish.

Virginie Boone, June 1, 2017
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Reserve Tapestry Proprietary Red Wine, which is another Bordeaux blend, raises the question: Is Beaulieu actually producing too many of these proprietary blends, instead of focusing on four or five top wines? In any event, this is a smooth, supple, delicious, front-end loaded style of wine for 2013, with elegant cedar wood, fruitcake and soil undertones intermixed with red and black cherries and blackcurrants. It is ruby/purple, medium to full-bodied, elegant and well-balanced. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.

Robert Parker, October 29, 2015
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorMore one-dimensional, with modest anise, dark berry, sage and savory herbal flavors that show signs of suppleness. But for now, this is rigid and in need of time. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2020 through 2028. 17,994 cases made.

James Laube, March 31, 2017