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2009 Beaulieu Vineyard BV Tapestry Reserve, Napa Valley, USA

Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $46   From: $38   To: $56

Search Rank 241 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 241st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 442nd

Score: 90   When to drink: 2013 to 2017
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
91/100   2013 to 2017
91/100    
89/100    
87/100    
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Price History for 2009 Beaulieu Vineyard BV Tapestry Reserve, Napa Valley, USA
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Grape Variety

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region
  • Napa Valley, an hour's drive north of San Francisco, California, is the most famous and prestigious wine region anywhere in the New World. Although a number of grape varieties are grown in the valley's vineyards, the area is particularly known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The classic 'Napa Cab', the archetypal Napa Valley wine, is a rich, oak-aged red with aromas of blackcurrant, boysenberry, liquorice, vanilla and smoky, bittersweet chocolate.

    Situated immediately north of San Pablo Bay, the valley runs roughly SE - NW for approximately 35 miles (57km) between the Vacas and Mayacamas mountain ranges (to the east and west respectively). The scenic 40-minute drive between the Napa and Calistoga townships passes through some of the most valuable viticultural real estate on Earth.

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  • Napa County is the best-known county (in wine terms, at least) in the larger North Coast AVA of California, largely because it includes the world-famous Napa Valley AVA, which covers most of the region. Napa County lies between Yolo County to the east and Sonoma County to the west. Na...more

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