94 Point California Blue Chip BV Reserve Tapestry Red 50% Off
What an opportunity! 2013 is a benchmark Napa vintage (highest vintage rating ever). Beaulieu Vineyards “BV” Reserve Tapestry is a benchmark Napa wine. This great vintage of Tapestry achieved a rating of 94 points. This E-mail Sale means you can order today and save 50%! Get a case for just $34.99 per bottle! Whether it’s for a special meal today or to carefully cellar for a decade, this dark, full, deeply flavored, collectible cabernet sauvignon based proprietary red blend will deliver a classic Napa Valley experience again and again.
2013 Beaulieu Vineyards “BV” Reserve “Tapestry” (Napa Valley, California)
E-mail Sale! $42.99 per bottle per bottle
6-11 bottles: $38.99 per bottle
12+ bottles: $34.99 per bottle
- To order, just call Arrowine & Cheese (our Arlington, VA location). We’re at 703-525-0990.
- Sorry, this E-mail Sale is not available at our Washington DC location.
- The wine arrives tomorrow,Wednesday, August 23rd.
- Sale prices are good for one week or until supplies sell out.
“Few Wineries have played as critical a role in the history of American wines as Beaulieu Vineyard.”
-Kelli A. White, Napa Valley Then and Now (2015)
Beaulieu Vineyards is a Napa Valley benchmark. Georges de Latour founded the winery in 1900. His wife, Fernande, named it. When she first saw the four acre ranch that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she called it “beau lieu” (meaning “beautiful place”). Beaulieu Vineyards (or “BV”) has been in continuous operation ever since. While other wineries closed during prohibition, Beaulieu grew (by making sacramental wines).
Today the winery is revered for their top “Georges de Latour” Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, for their proprietary blend of all five classic Bordeaux varieties called “Tapestry”, and for many other wines as well as their extensive vineyard holdings throughout the valley.
Here’s the winery’s notes on the 2013 Tapestry:
“Our 2013 Tapestry reflects the 2013 growing season with its dense, powerful aromas and flavors, with bold structure. This is a wine that shows the artistry of blending five Bordeaux-heritage grape varieties, which contributed layer-upon-layer of flavor complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon gave the wine its generous core of briary blackberry and cassis expression, while we increased the amount of Merlot this year to tame the tannins and add plush mid-palate texture. Malbec contributed deep plum notes, while Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot completed the blend with nuances of rose, forest loam and graphite. Made to be approachable in its youth, it can be enjoyed through 2027-2030. “
And here’s their note on the 2013 vintage growing season:
“The 2013 vintage yielded highly concentrated grapes that became generous, intense wines with muscular tannin structure. A very low-rainfall winter was followed by a dry, warm spring and nearly ideal summer, which led to an early harvest. These factors resulted in balanced vine canopies, excellent fruit set and small, concentrated grapes. Perfect weather throughout the harvest fostered intensely expressive and beautifully balanced wines.”
This is their note on the vineyards selected for the 2013 Tapestry:
“We chose specific blocks of reserve-quality grapes that would give Tapestry the combined attributes of fruit expression and softer tannins for relatively early approachability. Half of the Cabernet Sauvignon was grown on the famous western benchlands of the Rutherford American Viticultural Area (AVA) and the balance from the Stags Leap District, St. Helena and Calistoga AVAs. The Merlot sourcing was split between our vineyards in the warmer parts of Carneros and the Rutherford Bench. The Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec came from our estate vineyards in St. Helena and Calistoga.”
And here is a note on the winemaking:
“We tailored the winemaking for each varietal to best capture the personality of both the vintage and specific vineyard block. Cold soaking of the destemmed grapes, gentle punch-downs in open-top fermentors and in-barrel malolactic fermentation all contributed to this wine’s richly textured flavors. Aging in 50 percent new oak barrels balanced the wine’s impressive depth and varietal expression with toffee and spice nuances.”
The note is from Beaulieu winemaker Jeffrey Stambor. He joined with BV in1989 and learned from one of Napa’s most influential winemakers ever. He is a protégé of André Tchelistcheff (nicknamed “The Maestro”). Michel Rolland, an international winemaking star, also consults with BV to help them create the most expressive wines of concentration and balance.
Here is the review of the 2013 Tapestry from famed wine writer and critic James Suckling:
“Complex aromas of blackcurrants, tobacco and stones. Some oyster shell. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a polished, refined, textured finish. A wine that harkens back to its traditions. Drink now. 94 points.” –James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, May 22, 2017.
Again, to order just call Arrowine & Cheese (our Arlington, VA location). We’re at 703-525-0990. Sorry, this E-mail Sale is not available at our Washington DC location. The wine arrives tomorrow, Wednesday, August 23rd. Sale prices are good for one week or until supplies sell out.
Thank you for taking the time to read about this renowned classic Napa Valley red wine and our great E-mail Sale pricing.