Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Tapestry Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley Tapestry Reserve Red Bordeaux Blend 2004 

 For casual mid-week wine and dine dinner we grilled steaks and opened this Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Valley "Tapestry Reserve" Red Bordeaux Blend from the 2004 vintage.

We hold over a dozen vintages of this wine dating back to 1997 and find it a reasonable QPR (quality price ratio) amongst Napa Valley Bordeaux Blends.

Ironically, it was almost three years to the day that we last tasted this wine and it showed the same as earlier. Tonight's tasting was consistent with earlier tasting notes, dark garnet colored, medium-full bodied, a bit tight and closed, the black berry fruits were a bit overtaken by tones of tea, tobacco and hints of cedar, anise and smokey oak on a moderate tannin lingering finish.

RM 89 points.