Vinous 89 points - (a blend of all five red Bordeaux varieties): Bright red-ruby. Slightly medicinal aromas of dark berries, licorice and chocolate. A supple blend with restrained sweetness, but a bit sullen today as a strong chocolatey quality currently mutes the wine’s fruit. Plenty of material here but showing less lift today than this producer’s basic Napa Valley cabernet bottling. Tannins are dusty and slightly dry. Made from reserve lots that were vinified and aged separately before being blended.
89+ Points (May 2012)
Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2009 Reserve Tapestry is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Dark red fruit, flowers, licorice are some of the notes that emerge from this sleek, beautifully balanced red. As good as this is, it doesn’t have the personality of the estate’s Cabernets. Still, I like the deep, radiant, fleshy finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. (Dec 2011)
Wine Spectator 91 points - Graceful, with complex spice, herb, dried currant and crushed rock flavors that are well-proportioned and gaining on the finish, where the flavors weave together with subtle nuances. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2022.—J.L. (Sep 12 2012)