The elegant, restrained 1996 Tapestry Reserve Proprietary Red is a good, politely-styled blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Medium-bodied, with copious quantities of new oak, this austere Bordeaux |wannabe| should be drunk over the next 7-8 years. This wine needs more mid-palate as well as additional layers of flavor. Less acidification would open up the wine's texture.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Tight in structure while plush in texture, offering rich plum, dark chocolate, cinnamon, spice and earth flavors that linger deliciously on the long, complex finish--this is one seductive California red. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 14,500 cases made.