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...
Without question, the best tasting cab I have ever tasted. It has an uncanny combination of bold fruity flavor with zero acidity. It's incredibly smooth. The only problem with this wine is that I couldn't afford to buy more than one bottle.
very smooth, incredible nose, strong cassis scent, full bodied, mocha. 95 pts.
Divine. At Brian's
Wine AdvocateRating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesHere 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...
Robert ParkerRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 00/00/0