2016 Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Tapestry (750ml)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, California

B-21 Top Recommendation
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2016 was considered to be a perfect harvest and a winemaker’s dream vintage. Trevor Durling, Beaulieu’s GM and head winemaker - the sixth in the winery’s 120 year history, told me conditions were perfect for producing a Cabernet with beautiful fruit as well as tremendous concentration of flavors, highly saturated color, and layers of complexity. A veritable tapestry of Napa Valley in warp and weft. The first vintage of Tapestry was 1990, and has always been predominately a Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Tapestry's Cabernet looks for fruit expression and more subtle tannins for near term drinkability, is sourced from western Benchlands in the Rutherford AVA. The balance of Cabernet is sourced from the Stags Leap District, Atlas Peak, and Coombsville in the foothills outside of the historic town of Napa. Tapesty's Merlot is found in warmer vineyards in Carneros and Rutherford Bench. The Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec come from estate vineyards in St. Helena and Calistoga. Durling’s magic may have just turned out the finest Tapestry yet. Don’t miss the debut - right here and now.


Expressive, well articulated Cabernet, with the wine's complexity attributed to exceptional blending varietals from a superb vintage. Great concentration and length... the finest Tapestry to my recollection.

94 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Aug 2020)

A tight and deep wine with a beautiful center palate of currants, berries, lemon rind and silky tannins. Rich and opulent, yet fresh. Lightly chewy with a caressing texture. 78% cabernet sauvignon and 11% merlot with malbec, petit verdot and cabernet franc. Drink after 2020.

93 points, James Suckling (Feb 2020)

60+ bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.