Monday, February 20, 2006

Beaulieu Vineyards Tapestry 1999 wine review by (PB)

This California red is just always one of my favorites and I’m not sure why. You just kind of become emotionally attached to certain wines. I am such a fan of Tapestry in general that my masterful daughter painted me a still life oil of a bottle of Tapestry which graces the wall of my living room. I even took a bottle of Tapestry to Tuscany and opened on the grounds of Vinamaggio, the birth place of Mona Lisa.

We spent President’s Day with (NW) in Boston when he opened this classic as one of numerous offerings with our multi-course Italian feast.

This wine is rich and dark ripe blackberries on the swirl with a solid garnet-to-the-rim hue and rich cocoa notes on the nose.

In the mouth this is juicy with chocolate on the rear palate right after the swallow. Tannins are still chewy at seven years old. I am rather surprised this wine is still a bit tight.

With breathing it emits a really nice bouquet and nose of celery as well as the other aromas mentioned. It has a full mouth of blackberries on a foundation of firm structure with a finish of dark fruit. This wine currently goes for about $45 which for me is a fair price. Raise a glass.

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