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 varietals to create a wine that combines multilayered flavors with supple, graceful tannin structure.
"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."
Big & Bold
10-08-11 Deep Red/Purple, almost a burgundy-purple color in the glass. On the noise, you get big black fruit, licorice, and a hint of spice and pepper. This wine is medium-full bodied. The taste mirrors the noise with black cherry, licorice, tobacco, black pepper, and a little chocolate,and oak. Long lingering finish. This wine is a little more supple, then the previous vintages I've had. I would give this wine a 92-93. Throughly enjoyed this wine with a filet!!