Beaulieu Bv Tapestry 2009

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Our 2009 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry displays the art of blending varietals and vineyard locations to create a wine that combines layer upon layer of flavors and excellent depth with graceful tannin structure. Deep, briary blackberry and cassis ch

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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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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
02/23/2013

Rich red claret style nose. Fresh bread. Flavors of dark red fruit with flowers and licorice. Deep, radiant and fleshy. Good balance. Ripe and nice. 88 pts. 1/5/13


Snooth User: Courtney Gillihan
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3.50 5
03/31/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/06/2010

- Tasted at Total Wine 3/6/10


Snooth User: jim papadopoulos
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/04/2012

Three glasses


Snooth User: ekw590
127408348
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 07/26/2009

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


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Source: We Speak Wine
01/31/2013

Graceful, with complex spice, herb, dried currant and crushed rock flavors that are well-proportioned and gaining on the finish, where the flavors weave together with subtle nuances. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2022. 18,000 cases made. -JL The 2009 Reserve Tapestry is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Dark red fruit, flowers, licorice are some of the notes that emerge from this sleek, beautifully balanced red. As good as this is, it doesnt have the personality of the estates Cabernets. Still, I like the deep, radiant, fleshy finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. (a blend of all five red Bordeaux varieties): Bright red-ruby. Slightly medicinal aromas of dark berries, licorice and chocolate. A supple blend with restrained sweetness, but a bit sullen today as a strong chocolatey quality currently mutes the wines fruit. Plenty of material her...


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 01/23/2012

Blends ripe, fleshy plum and black cherry flavors with a subtle backbone of acidity and tannins. Slow to unfold, but does so gracefully, revealing dusty earth, cedar and black licorice in an elegant style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2018. 18,000 cases made. -JL The 2008 Reserve Tapestry comes across as a bit leaner than the 2009. I have a preference for the 2009 here. Mint, licorice, grilled herbs and plums are some of the notes that linger on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. Weaving together five classic varietals, our 2008 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry begins with deep, briary blackberry and cassis character from Cabernet Sauvignon. Velvety black-cherry character comes from a generous blending of Merlot, while Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot add violet, licorice, forest loam and graphite nuances, as well as deep hues and texture. Tapestry elegantly demonstrates the art of blending vari...


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Vintage: 2006 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.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2006 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


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2006 04/14/2010

RP: 93 Points WS: 88 Points


External Review
Vintage: 2005 06/15/2012

Herersquo;s a polished Cab thatrsquo;s almost sweet in flavor, but itrsquo;s actually a dry wine. Just oozes cherries, currants and raspberries, with a pastry richness that suggests a chocolate-covered nougat candy. Best now through 2011, and easy to find, with 51,000 cases produced.


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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 91Here's a polished Cab that's almost sweet in flavor, but it's actually a dry wine. Just oozes cherries, currants and raspberries, with a pastry richness that suggests a chocolate-covered nougat candy. Best now through 2011, and easy to find.Wine Tasting NotesA classic Rutherford Cab with full violet-ruby color and distinctive local aromas of black cherry, dark olive and mineral, combined with hints of smoky oak and blackberry. The fine flavors echo the nose. Medium acidity and body plus supple tannins. With a fine balance between alcohol, fruit and tannin, this young wine already drinks well and will support 6-10 years aging.


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