1996 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Since I began combining Cabernets from several vineyards for this reserve wine, now almost 20 years ago, Ive been citing the expression, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. In this vintage, the wine gives extra proof of that. Each vineyards Cabernet had its characteristic flavors, and the French oak barrels added their own notes, so the wine began with the classic notes of ripe cherries, cassis, light minty herbs, vanilla, spice and toasty oak. But it also has a whole other dimension ...
International Wine Cellar
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 90 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>