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2016 Beaulieu Vineyard Red Blends or Varietals "Tapestry Reserve Red Wine"

Beaulieu 2016 Tapestry

Winery: Beaulieu Vineyard

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tapestry Reserve Red Wine"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $65

Cases produced: 19,700

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 18, 2019

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored blend from Beaulieu Vineyard was well received by those that tried it. It opens with a unique toasted coconut, marshmallow and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a blueberry, oak and cherry blend with notes of black plum. I also detected hints of cinnamon and faint toasted coconut in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors and gentle mild to moderate tannins fade away nicely. This wine is food friendly and would pair well with filet mignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 Tapestry is a powerful expression of the dream vintage, showing the true artistry of blending five Bordeaux-heritage grape varieties grown within the Napa Valley, which together contribute multi-layered flavors and complexity. The Cabernet Sauvignon imparts a generous core of brambly blackberry, cassis, and macerated blueberry, while the Merlot brings a vibrant, riper dark cherry fruit character. The Merlot also softens the tannins and adds plush rich texture on the mouth pleasing palate. Malbec contributed dark plum and briary blackberry notes, while the Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot completed the blend with delicate floral nuances of violet and wild sage. Well integrated warm baking spice notes of cinnamon and clove also pique the senses incorporated from having been aged in new French oak barrels. The tannins provide intensity, structure and depth, ensuring this vintage will outlast many others with significant age-worthiness.

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