The notably cool growing season gave our 2010 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry very elegant and aromatic dark-red fruit character. Hints of sun-warmed roses weave through cherry liqueur and briary blackberry notes, which come from the wine's core of Cabernet Sauvignon. The plush, midpalate texture and dark chocolate–cherry truffle nuances reveal a generous blending of Merlot, while Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec add the rose, forest loam and graphite notes.
Blend: 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 3% each Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec
"Glides along, offering an alluring mix of dense, dark blueberry, melted black licorice, grippy loamy earth and tannins that give the flavors traction. Impressive on the finish. This will appeal to those who like to chew on their reds."
"The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2010 Tapestry Reserve, a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, is earthy and spicy displaying hints of herbs, underbrush, sweet black currants and oak in the background. It is a medium-bodied, elegant 2010 to drink over the next 10-12 years."
The Wine Advocate