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Beaulieu Bv Tapestry 2006

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" A blend of all five Bordeaux varieties the 06 Tapestry is a soft rich wine Its fullbodied and satiny in red and black cherry currant anise and cocoa flavors Immediately appealing it should develop well over the next 68 years

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Beaulieu Vineyard:
"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

Member Reviews for Beaulieu Bv Tapestry

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
03/06/2010

- Tasted at Total Wine 3/6/10


Snooth User: jim papadopoulos
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3.00 5
03/04/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Beaulieu Bv Tapestry

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

The 2006 Proprietary Red Wine Tapestry Reserve (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) is the finest example of this cuvee I have ever tasted. Flowery, licorice-infused, cassis notes intermixed with forest floor and lead pencil shavings are followed by a layered, impressively built wine with real opulence, lots of red and black fruits, low acidity, and lush tannin. It should drink well for 15+ years. Pungently earthy, rich and loamy, yet there's a mix of tight berry, sage and underbrush that gives this complexity and depth. Very tight and tannic at this stage, ending with hints of black licorice. Decant. The best of two bottles tasted. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2011 through 2016. 25,900 cases made. -JL


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/15/2010

Tapestry Reserve was created so that Beaulieu Vineyards, with their prime Napa Estate vineyard land and experienced winemaking team, could produce a world class Cabernet-based Bordeaux blend. The 2005 Tapestry is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Grapes were hand picked at optimal maturity and crushed into stainless steel fermenting tanks. Fermentation lasted 7-10 days. The wine is aged 20 months in French, American and European oak barrels, 60% new. Robert Parker scored this latest release 93 points and said "The 2006 Proprietary Red Wine Tapestry Reserve (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) is the finest example of this cuvee I have ever tasted. Flowery, licorice-infused, cassis notes intermixed with forest floor and lead pencil shavings are followed by a layered, impressively built wine with real opulence, lots of red and black fruits, low acidity, and lush tannin. It should drink well for 15+ years." Wine Advocate Vintage Rating: 95 not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator or The Wine Advocate This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/14/2010

RP: 93 Points WS: 88 Points



" A blend of all five Bordeaux varieties the 06 Tapestry is a soft rich wine Its fullbodied and satiny in red and black cherry currant anise and cocoa flavors Immediately appealing it should develop well over the next 68 years

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