• NoahCap wrote:

    July 16, 2022 - This bottle is in fantastic shape. Wine is still pretty youthful looking, garnet color, even a little purple at the core, just starting to brick at the rim. Up front the nose has graphite, cedar box, wood shavings, sweet pipe tobacco. Black cherries are the main fruit component. Menthol in the background.

    In the mouth, acidity is medium, tannins are present but silky smooth wine quality. Surprisingly, the prominent flavor is of black cherries, blackberries, and only afterwards comes the graphite, tobacco, and cedar characters. Held up nicely on day two, with even more focused fruits in the mouth.

    A lovely bottle that went spectacularly well with a Denver steak. There is no rush to drink, this bottle at least seems to be on a comfortable plateau and in no danger of the backslope for 5 years or more. Enjoy!

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  • kabert Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 18, 2021 - Back in the late 90s I bought a case of this ‘95 Tapestry and I gradually drank through it until perhaps 2002-2003. It was an epiphany wine for me at the time - the beam of fruit and its balance was unforgettable. Recently I found a stray bottle at retail. I was prepared for the wine to be a shadow of its former self, perhaps even unrecognizable. But wow was I wrong - on day one the wine was a little firm, but surprisingly on day two the beam of fruit from 20 years ago revealed itself. Just as tasty as 20 years ago though very gratifying to know this beauty is still dancing!

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  • rocknroller wrote: 94 points

    October 6, 2021 - Very dark red color with a 6mm transition to clear edge. PNP, drank a couple glasses over 3 hours. It's been almost exactly a year since having a previous bottle of '95 up at the ranch. This bottle was from a different source. The experience was nearly a carbon copy though. I'm thoroughly impressed again. What a gorgeous nose; perfumed with sandalwood, leather, pencil, cassis, raspberry and hints of anise, gradually becoming really earthy a lovely pipe tobacco note. The palate starts out filled with pencil, tobacco, oak spice and minerals with dark fruits than slowly build to become more dynamic with this pure streak of cassis intertwined by dark berries. Further on still the palate has a scorched earth note and shows the same pipe tobacco notes as the nose. The palate is medium bodied, very suave and has fine grained tannins. Fantastic bottle.

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  • rocknroller wrote: 93 points

    October 11, 2020 - Dark garnet hue with a 3mm clear margin. PNP, split bottle over 2.5 hours. Brought this up to the ranch to have with my dad for probably our last fishing trip of the year. Boy was this a treat. I hadn't had a Tapestry with this much age on it before, and this sure showed that it can age and then some. This had a constantly evolving, complex nose that has forest floor and funk, fine tobacco, cigar wrapper, cassis, and hints of scorched earth. The spice profile adds in a high toned Christmas spice mix of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg that is quite distinct. The palate is full bodied with a great wood influence, funk, very autumnal with notable graphite and cigar, fine tannins, cassis, black cherry and dark rapsberries; harmonious and long. This showed a ot depth and complexity and seemed like it was nowhere near the end either. It makes me want to seek out more of these with age. My dad was just giddy over this too. 93+ to 94pts.

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  • Doc2 wrote:

    December 20, 2019 - Past it's prime. There's a hint of dark fruit but the tannins and acidity are gone. 1.5 glasses over 2.5 hours is all I can take.

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  • ZionWino Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 9, 2019 - This wine showed red currant, cherries, sweet tobacco; and with additional time, cedar, spice, licorice, and a slight note of mint. The tannins are fully resolved, but it maintains nice weight and moderate acidity. The finish was 20+ seconds. It did not fade over the course of 2-3 hours.

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  • sunnylea57 Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 8, 2017 - Still alive and kicking with plenty of intense black fruit balanced by an equal measure of dried tobacco leaf. The acidity is also still present. Not an eye-opener, but very good with a grilled rib eye.

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  • hiker_guy Likes this wine:

    May 19, 2017 - Beautifully aged wine in its graceful aged state.
    Leather, tobacco, cigar box all showing. Little fruit and all secondary flavors. Still very nice though. Drink it if you've got it.

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  • sunnylea57 Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 5, 2017 - Another excellent showing, all black fruit, licorice and cigar box.

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  • Neecies Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 27, 2016 - Blind tasting. Back when friends of mine went gaga over the Tapestry, I didn't get it. Now they whip out this and shame me! Excellent aged California wine, and the pedigree shows.

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