1977 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
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178 Ratings
1977 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2002 Vintage) Since 1981, when Winemaster Ed Sbragia first began blending the most expressive components from Beringer’s best vineyards to craft the Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, he and Bob Steinhauer, vineyard manager at the time, worked steadily to identify Napa Valley sites that they thought could be developed into producing the rich, intensely colored and flavored Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that Ed requires for the Private Reserve. In 2002, Ed had six reserve-potential vineyards to draw from, choosing...

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    tasted 6/2011. perfectly preserve no bricking. absolutely out of this world. can pass for 1st growth Bordeaux. perfect from the start & never faded over 5 hour dinner. very lucky to have tasted it 30 plus years afterwards. wow. had my last one on 12/11/11, very enjoyable. sad to see it go. just as good as the first one. wow.

    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/02/2011
  • Wine News
    (From 2002 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2002 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) Here is a big, beautifully ripened, definitively varietal opus that is brimming with deep, well-extracted fruit and decked out with a full measure of very sweet oak. Its precise focus and its wholly impeccable balance place it at the forefront of the pack, and it never once hints at heaviness or heat. While fairly tannic, it is not in the least tough, and its essential juiciness perseveres to the end. Those with a taste for young Cabernet will find lots to like even now, but the real beauty of th...