Original
211 Ratings
Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
$69.99 USD
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Winemaker's Notes

For statisticians, 44% came from the Steinhauer Vineyard, 1% from Bancroft Ranch, 17% from Rancho del Oso, 3% from Chabot, 13% from St. Helena Home Ranch, 0% from Quarry Vineyard, and the balance from Marston Vineyard. Large-scaled yet elegant, it boasts classic notes of creme de cassis, chocolate, and smoky oak. With extraordinary voluptuousness, great concentration, tremendous intensity, and a finish that lasts nearly 60 seconds, this saturated purple-colored, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the greatest wines ever made at Beringer. It is a tribute to the brilliant Ed Sbragia.

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    vmf

    tasted 2/18/2012. unbelievable wine. refined and elegant. plenty of fruit. cedar box, smoke and truffle. had typical barnyard smell of a Bordeaux which blew off in 20 min. great wine.

    almost 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine News
    (From 2002 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (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...