The 2003 Tapestry, a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc (14.3% alcohol), exhibits a more complex nose than its more famous and expensive sibling, the Georges de Latour. I enjoyed it slightly more because of its nuances and additional complexity. Medium-bodied, well-balanced and elegant, although not profoundly concentrated, it is a very good example of a Napa wine that plays it relatively safe. The finish could be longer, but it is a stylish wine and those who think Napa is incapable of making a finesse-styled Cabernet should check out this BV Tapestry. Enjoy it over the next 5-7 years.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 79
Dry, austere and minty, with more camphor-laced tannins than fruit, leaving it with a hollow midpalate and chalky aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.