A Bordeaux blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot.
The 2005 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry weaves five classic varietals—Cabernet
Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec—into an elegant, beautifully
balanced wine. The deep, expressive aromas and flavors are filled with black cherry, briary
blackberry, cassis, dark cocoa, violet and cedar character. Cabernet Sauvignon's deep berry
and cassis flavors are the firm backbone of the blend, while Merlot adds round, fleshy black
cherry and cocoa notes. The Cabernet Franc perfumes with hints of violets and the Petit Verdot and Malbec enhance the ruby color and spiciness.
This wine makes a delicious foil for
mesquite-grilled steak, filet mignon with shiitake mushrooms and roast lamb.
In all the BV wines I have tried, one thing that seems to be consistent is that you will get leather. If I didn't know better I would think these reds were aged in leather lined barrels.