Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry 1996

Bordeaux Red Blends from California

$54.99
Item No. 19926
  • red wine
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

Dark ruby color. This wine has a quite concentrated bouquet with scents of currant and cherry, black olive and herbs, vanilla-oak and roasted red peppers. Rich, mineral-inflected flavors show lots of ripe cherry, coffee and licorice. Firm but not harsh in the mid-palate, with supple tannins and integrated vanilla-oak, the 1996 Tapestry tastes fine now, but should age well for at least a decade, the sweeter, more gentle Merlot softening some of the more powerful Cabernet tannins.

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The deep roots of Beaulieu Vineyard were first planted back in 1900, when founder Georges de Latour noticed similarities with his native Bordeaux and declared the Napa Valley ideal for winemaking. Planting vineyards in Rutherford with grafted, phylloxera-resistent French vines, the Cabernet Sauvignon that de Latour crafted from these grapes gave the world a taste of California's...

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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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