(2001 Vintage) When all of these cuvees are blended together, the result is the finest Cabernet Sauvignon yet made by Ed Sbragia, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve (11,000 cases of truly divine Cabernet nectar). 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. As I reported last year, the 2001 is an extraordinary effort. Large-scaled yet elegant, it boasts classic notes of creme de cassis, chocolate, and smoky oak. With extraordinary read more...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. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2023. (hide)
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
- over 4 years
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2008