(2006 Vintage) The Beringer reserve vineyards offer Cabernet of such quality that a minimalist approach to winemaking has long defined this special blend. Vinifying the fruit from each vineyard separately, Laurie used tailored pump-over techniques for optimal extraction, and then aged the wines in hand-selected, custom-toasted barrels of French Nevers oak. Each lot was aged for almost two years before selection of the final blend, to allow each vineyard to express the depth of its unique terroir. The final blend has aromas of currant, nutmeg and a hint of licorice. Flavors of cassis, raspberry and cocoa are surrounded by refined tannins and a remarkably elegant, supple finish.
Cedar vanillin currant. Beautiful velvet glove mid palate and finish. silver bullet and full bodied. 2 minute timed finish. 97 pts parker. Arguably his favorite beringer private reserve cab of all time.
4 hours decant. nose is elegant but light. finish has dark choc but also light. 03/13 6 hours decant. lovely perfumed nose matched by delicate light entry. slightly short finish.
delicious may be the best napa cab I ever had refined and voluptuous complex layers of taste long finish a classic 5/10/10
- almost 4 years
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2008