Strawberry jam, currants, vanilla, lemon on the nose. Took about 30 mins to open up. Well-balanced, smooth tannins, a bit of a smoky mineral finish that lingers. Very nice. I'll open my other bottle in a couple of years to compare.
You know this was actually quite nice. I try to stay away from these big box type wines but overall for the $ this was good. Tannic and structured. They do know what they are doing. Lots of structure to this with nice acidity as well. 12-15 second finish and this should cellar for another 5-7yrs easy.
750ml; PnP and also 2nd day; dark purple color, no bricking; aromas of dark cherry and dark berries, saddle leather; baking spice and leather dominate the palate, still with big tannins, blueberry and blackberry fruit in the background; medium low acidity; baking spice and leather hang around the longest; interesting wine now with decent secondary flavors; will not get better, fruit already secondary; drink now.
This has come a long way since I last pulled a cork on the 2009. Deep, dark, inky purple color. Cedar and spice on the forward nose. A very elegant, velvety mouthfeel, with the tannins providing a firm, though not overpowering, structure. Quite jammy, with gobs of blackberries and blueberries, backed with licorice and a slight hint of cassis. Drinking lovely right now, but will definitely benefit from another 18 months to three or four years more of age.
Medium depth of color to bright cerise at the rim. On the nose, raspberry, cassis, sweet oak, with a faint mineral edge, growing quite generous with air, though a touch fumy. A little thin on the palate, quite warm, showing cherry fruit, moderate acidity, and tannins and heat through the short finish. A decent enough New World style wine, no outright flaws other than the heat. This might improve a bit with age. 14.8% abv.
Loads of oak on the nose mixed with vanilla bean, and cherry. Hint of licorice and dark chocolate as well. Tons of oak on the palate. Pulling splinters out of it as I write this. But as time goes on it does soften and get more approachable. Big and dense. Rich tannins that envelope the palate. Long finish and really nice especially for the price.
Popped and poured. Heavy notes of cedar on the nose with fruit in the background. Opened up over the night, might benefit from a short decant. Classic Bordeaux style with more cedar on the palate, some licorice, and rustic fruit on the backend with refined tannins. Decent finish. We sipped this wine with some crackers and cheese, but would pair well with a meal. More Bordeaux than Napa. Drink now or hold. GOOD.
Excellent QPR. Tapestry has been my go to wine for casual events and "when i dont know what i am in the mood for" for several years. Consistency is its hallmark. Decanted 2 hours, very elegant old word style without the barnyard that turns some off (I am more an old world lover). This strikes a nice balance between calif and Bordeaux. A wine that your non wine loving guests would certainly enjoy.
Pnp, the nose is full of graphite, earthy and sense of vanilla. At the middle stage, a smell of espresso and tobacco appears. Cassis and red berries are hidden at the back of graphite, which seems like the main them of Rutherford. The medium body structure has special melt licorice. With this soft tannin, it's not yet to be mouth watering, but still very pleasant to enjoy. The wine is well-balanced now, so it should be able to drink now to over 8~10 years.
popped and let breathe for an hour before heading to byob italian. very nice wine. nose of cherry and cigar. good mouthfeel, and lot's going on - dark fruit, floral notes, a little cedar... already drinking well.
Very very nice. Made in the bordeaux style and it shows. Much more delicate and nuanced than a typical "in your face" concentrated California Cab. Improved in the glass throughout the night, so I'd cellar another 2 - 3 years or give it a good two hour decant.
The 2009 Reserve Tapestry seems to be more balanced and approachable than the 2008, the later of which seemed to have a sort of toasted finish. Some flowers on the nose on opening that gave way to blackberries and inviting fruit. Score [50 + 5 + 14 + 17 + 6] = 92.
This wine was very good! It started with some dark fruit and cigar box on the nose. After some air the floral notes and red fruit really came about. It was very smooth and very delish! Ill be grabbing a couple more of this 09'.
I'm not rating this - it could be anywhere from 88 - 92. There is nothing wrong with the wine, but my sense is that the earlier vintages - '06 and '07 specifically - were more interesting. There is nothing special about this bottle from this vintage. When I first stumbled on the '06 and '07 this was a wine just returning to its former glory and it was a super QPR. Now, just a few years down the line it is more expensive and while still good, I think the QPR is no longer there.
I think a vertical tasting is in order. Probably won't happen soon, but it will happen.
Huge price pop in Ontario. This was a steal last year the price is fair (IMO) today. Purple and opaque. Nose is a little jammy with dark fruit, light spice, and toasted oak. Tannins are round and there is a strong blueberry/sour cherry taste that spills into a modest finish. 5+12+16+8=91
I think it's worth 90-91 points, but not more than that. Despite its reputation, it's....obvious. Huge and jammy on the nose, certainly mouthfilling and satisfying. A huge wine. But it lacks elegance and finesse. Despite the traditional Bordeaux blend, it's a California wine without question. Not that I didn't enjoy it, because I'm sitting on a case of it. Big stuff.
BV Georges Latour is one of my favorite Napa Cabs. However, in spite of Tapestry's absolutely intoxicating nose, this wine seems way too jammy for my personal taste. There's plenty of black and red currant, ripe plum, vanilla, cherry and blackberry, all the ingredients for an appealing wine; however, it's all primary fruit without any complexity. This will be a crowd pleaser for many but to me it's an over priced fruit bomb.
Fairly solid wine. Full bodied, medium to heavy weight. Dark fruits and classic cab flavors dominate the blend. Finishes with chewy tannins. After an hour, tannins softens and becomes more balanced. Suggest a couple of years cellaring would improve. Not as refined as the 2007.
Tasting at the BV tasting room, bottle had been open for an hour or so. Great nose of black fruit. Dense and full bodied, oaky without being overbearing, the blend of varietals hits all points of your palate... fruity, hints of spice and leather, nice acidity to keep it from getting muddy, long finish. Tasted it against the '09 BV Georges de Latour and preferred it as being more approachable. (The de Latour was a very old-world Bordeaux style, I could tell why it rates so highly but the Tapestry is much more friendly without being simplistic.) Drinking now in late 2012, it needs decanting and an hour or two of air, suggesting it would be quite nice with 5-8 years more time in the bottle.
Initial nose of minerality & earthiness. After decanting for a few hrs the more subtle the earth tones washed off & the dried black fruit really started to creep up. While this wine is dense & a bit chewy it is well structured & has enough complexity to keep you interested. It pairs nicely with a hearty meal and goes well with a bit of spicy food. The acidity of the tapestry was lively & the finish made a decent impression. This is not George de Latour quality but it is also not at the same price point. Still very good & something I would lay down for another 5-10yrs.