Beaulieu Bv Tapestry 2005

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Our 2005 Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon expresses velvety layers of cherry, plum, rose and chocolate captured from vineyards throughout this renowned valley. Toasty oak from barrel aging adds warmth to the red fruit aromas and lingers on the palate. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon with steak grilled over grape canes or seared beef tenderloin with whold grain mustard. Aroma – red fruit, rose, toasty oak Body – full bodied Flavor – cherry, plum, chocolate Food Pairings – grilled steak, beef tenderloin

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"Beau lieu" - A Beautiful Story about a Beautiful Place In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving cream of tartar business, bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vi... Read more
"Beau lieu" - A Beautiful Story about a Beautiful Place In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving cream of tartar business, bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vineyard with the vision of making Napa Valley wines that would rival those of his native France. De Latour quickly made a name for himself by importing Phylloxera-resistant rootstock from Europe to the recently-ravaged fledgling California wine industry. He also began selling wine to the Catholic Church, establishing a strong relationship that would allow Beaulieu Vineyard to become the only Napa Valley winery to remain in business during Prohibition. In fact, during Prohibition the winery increased its business. After the repeal in 1933, de Latour began searching for someone who could contribute European winemaking expertise. In 1938, he traveled to France and returned with André Tchelistcheff, famed viticulturist and enologist who instituted the philosophy of continuous innovation in vineyard and winery to which we remain dedicated today. Tchelistcheff introduced cold fermentation for white wines, malolactic fermentation for reds and aging red wines in small, French oak barrels. He also tasted the de Latour family's private wine-what they called "Private Reserve"-from the 1936 vintage. This Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine was so distinctive that Tchelistcheff insisted it be bottled and sold as the winery's flagship offering. The result was the inaugural release of Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that was destined to become Napa Valley's first "cult" Cabernet. Today we continue to turn to innovative practices to craft wines in our bold, classic style. We have become a leader in clonal research, and our BV Clone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines are highly acclaimed. Most recently we completed a new state-of-the-art winery within one of our original buildings. The Georges de Latour Private Reserve Winery utilizes the latest technology in combination with time-honored traditions for the production of this exceptional, wine-the longtime benchmark of Rutherford Cabernet. Read less
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Member Reviews for Beaulieu Bv Tapestry

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Snooth User: ekw590
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

Aromas of dark cherries and Rose follow thru with good amount of ripe berry: cassis and chocolate. Balanced structure: soft tannins and good acidity. A little bit of chew in the mouth. the wine is ripe, easy to drink and a great price.


Snooth User: joss
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4.00 5
09/27/2009

one very very nice cab. a little overpriced imo, compared to what's available out there, but a wonderful red: smooth, balanced, medium notes, dark ripe fruits. will only get better in the cellar


Snooth User: whoizadam
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5.00 5
07/26/2009

A very good cab, not overpowering and easy to drink.


Snooth User: booch
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3.00 5
12/31/2007

Had it with dinner on New Year's Eve, '07. Smooth, little bit of fruit. Nice with beef and fish.


Snooth User: revestowe
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4.00 5
05/15/2009

An excellent price/value wine with complexity in both smell and taste. Black cherry, with a hint of licorice. Smooth overall with a lovely after taste that lingers.


Snooth User: solomania9
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3.00 5
09/17/2009

Good Cali cab. Black cherries and licorice on the nose. A good deal of oak and spice on the palate with a juicy rubbery finish.


Snooth User: rar8888
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3.00 5
10/14/2009

This is a pretty good representation of a Napa Cab. It is rougher around the edges than some of the more expensive versions but you still get the typical Napa feel. There is a lot of fruit on the nose and black berry and fresh cherry on the palate. The tannins could use some more integration and the finish is slightly astringent.


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External Reviews for Beaulieu Bv Tapestry

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Dark cherry red appearance. Medium-bodied. Highly extracted. Moderately tannic. Cassis, cherries, brown spice. Full toasty nose leads a dusty mouthful of concentrated layered red fruit flavors with generous oak spice notes lingering. Not fleshy, but still very generous and structured in its proportions.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Ripe, round and smooth, with a core of coffee, currant, sage, cedar and spice. Gains nuance and complexity on the finish where the flavors run deep ad polished. Drink now through 2008.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Gushing with berry and new wood character - perhaps a bit too much - but it's rich and powerful, with lots of good tannins and a long finish. Definitely a modern-style Napa Cab. Best after 2006.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

One of the most prestigious wines in California, the 1994 version shows an impressive core of spicy currant and mineral-laced Cabernet flavors emerging from chewy tannins, picking up cedary oak, coffee and sage notes. Most enjoyable if cellared into 1999 to 2004.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Good ruby-red. Cassis and blackberry fruitiness complicated by cedar and coconut oak notes. Juicy and tightly wrapped, but quite suave, with excellent concentration and nicely integrated oak. Opened in the glass to show a lovely silky texture. Long, firmly tannic finish. A strong vintage for this wine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A rich and concentrated wine from a vintage that is looking better with every bottle I open. The black cherry fruit here is intense, and the wine is blessed with a velvety, lingering finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Complex and harmonious with a pretty core of ripe plum, cherry and currant flavors and shades of cedary oak and herb. Fruity flavors remain on the finish.


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Our 2005 Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon expresses velvety layers of cherry, plum, rose and chocolate captured from vineyards throughout this renowned valley. Toasty oak from barrel aging adds warmth to the red fruit aromas and lingers on the palate. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon with steak grilled over grape canes or seared beef tenderloin with whold grain mustard. Aroma – red fruit, rose, toasty oak Body – full bodied Flavor – cherry, plum, chocolate Food Pairings – grilled steak, beef tenderloin

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