(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...
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 2 years
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2008