Saturday, July 8, 2017

Beaulieu Vineyards Tapestry Reserve 2005

Beaulieu Vineyard "Tapestry Reserve" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend 2005

To cap off a perfect beautiful summer day, we had dinner on the deck with grilled flank steak, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob and grilled peaches with honey and almonds.  

I pulled from the cellar this BV Tapestry Reserve 2005,  one of more than a dozen vintages of our vertical collection we hold of this wine going back to 1994. At a dozen years of age, this vintage is perhaps at its apex, not likely to improve further with any aging, but age worthy to hold for another decade.

As its name implies, Tapestry is a blend that weaves together all five classic Bordeaux varietals - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. 

This was blackish dark garnet colored, medium full-bodied with moderate structure, complex, firm and tight, bright vibrant predominant black berry fruits, cherry and plum accented by notes of charcoal, hints of creosote, anise, tobacco leaf, spice, herb and on the tangy lingering finish. 

RM 91 points.