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2013 BV Tapestry Reserve Red Blend Napa Valley

2013 BV Tapestry Reserve Red Blend Napa Valley

This is really a beautiful wine, a classic Napa red blend, utilizing 5 Bordeaux varietals in an expression that is totally Napa from start to finish.

This wine is from the excellent ’13 vintage (my favorite of the ’12-’14 trifecta of great years) and while it is drinking nicely now, it has plenty of room to run and develop further in the years to come. Without a doubt I plan on cellaring at least a couple of these if they are still available on my next trip to Costco.

It’s medium to full in body, with a great structure and balance that speaks to its potential for aging.  Flavors were a combination of red and dark fruit, with plum and then leather, anise notes; the wine finishes extra dry, chalky and peppery making this wine irresistible with a nice juicy steak (which is how we enjoyed it).

That excellent finish goes on forever and really might be the highlight of a wine with many favorable things to note.  The varietal makeup is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc.

Although it’s not an inexpensive wine, I feel it’s a nice buy among similarly priced Napa Cabs and a good example of the quality bump you get when you step up from the $25-$35 range.

The retail price is $65 and online you can find this wine for closer to $55. Costco’s price is $49.99.  I was really happy with this one, so we’ll be adding it to our Recommended Wine picks.

We just learned select Costco stores are also selling this wine in Magnum bottles for $95.  Here’s a photo of the magnum with its Costco item number.

[also note, we mentioned this bottle in a round up of California wines we published last month] Rating: 92 points

Costco item number: 123407

Alc. 14.8%

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)

David Kee

Wednesday 29th of November 2017

The BV Tapestry is one of the greatest red blend bargains available. 95% of Opus One, Insignia, Cask 23 at a small fraction of the price

Shaan Sloan

Monday 20th of November 2017

Where is your local Costco.... I often don't see the wines you review at mine in ABQ, NM....?


Monday 20th of November 2017

Hi, we purchase most of our wines from Costco stores around the Atlanta area. Finding them near you is really hit or miss. The Kirkland wines will likely be easier to find. Others are hard to predict. Sometimes they will be in neighboring states, other times we have people find them in other countries. Hope some of these pop up near you soon. Here are a few links that might help to recent round up stories that include many different bottles

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