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Beringer Cabernet Priv Reserve Rp 2002

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Dicht und intensiv mit Aromen von reifen dunklen Beeren und Früchten, Nuancen von Minze und Zedernholz, rauchigen, würzigen Noten von neuem Eichenholz. Am Gaumen konzentriert, aber sanft mit langem, fruchtvollem und würzigem Finale.

Region: USA » California » Napa » St. Helena

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Beringer Vineyards:
  It is impossible to take Beringer’s long history lightly. With their 215 acre plot of land purchased in 1875 and the winery founded in 1876, Jacob and Frederick Beringer’s winery is the oldest continually operating winery in Napa Valley. In 2001, it was named a historic district in the National Register for Historic Places. Current winemaker Laurie Hook and winemaster Ed ... Read more
  It is impossible to take Beringer’s long history lightly. With their 215 acre plot of land purchased in 1875 and the winery founded in 1876, Jacob and Frederick Beringer’s winery is the oldest continually operating winery in Napa Valley. In 2001, it was named a historic district in the National Register for Historic Places. Current winemaker Laurie Hook and winemaster Ed Sbragia continue to draw from over a dozen vineyards to create world-class wines from varying soil compositions and climates. The winery managed to survive, and even thrive, during Prohibition by selling sacramental wines with a federal license. Since the wine was being made for religious purposes, it was legal! A unique aspect of Beringer is the tunnel system that was carved into the side of Spring Mountain around 1880. Chinese immigrant workers, the same workers that helped build the Trans-Continental Railroad, spent years hand-chiseling the 1,200 feet of tunnels. To this day, the tunnels act as a natural insulator, keeping the temperature between 58 and 60 degrees year-round, ideal for storing wine. Read less

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Snooth User: herfdude
20789656
0.00 5
07/03/2009

Not Yet tried


5.00 5
01/20/2011

Delicious! Had the 2002 in my cellar before opening it the other night with friends (Jan. 2011). It was lovely - nice nose, fruit, depth, and balance.


Snooth User: gemini8268
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0.00 5
01/07/2008

ggggg


Snooth User: jamlani
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4.00 5
04/16/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Cabernet Priv Reserve Rp

External Review
11/14/2013

Dark red core with intense cherry red rim. There is loads of depth on the nose here with very attractive aromas of cedar cocoa powder red currant and cassis complemented by savory dried herbs red florals hints of vanilla and exotic spices. Only shows a tad bit of age on the nose at this stage with a hint of truffles in the mix. Soft and full in the mouth with loads of fruit and high toasted oak this medium-bodied wine is elegantly structured leading to a long lingering finish. Drink 2011-2017. Cory Gowan.


External Review
01/10/2013

Quite loamy and earthy, yet thereandrsquo;s a savory richness, with dried currant, sage and cedary oak flavors. Excellent balance and persistence. Best from 2008 through 2012.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Dicht und intensiv mit Aromen von reifen dunklen Beeren und Früchten, Nuancen von Minze und Zedernholz, rauchigen, würzigen Noten von neuem Eichenholz. Am Gaumen konzentriert, aber sanft mit langem, fruchtvollem und würzigem Finale.


External Review
01/10/2013

The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve may not equal the fabulous concentration and intensity of the 2001, but itandrsquo;s not far off the mark. It is a fruit-forward, softer, more flamboyant, already seductive effort displaying gorgeous notes of chocolaty creme de cassis, some spicy, high-quality, toasty oak, a rich, plush, savory, expansive mid-palate, and a long, heady finish with elevated glycerin and plenty of sweet tannin and fruit. This wine is delicious yet promises to age gorgeously for 15andndash;20 years. Ed Sbragia compares it to the 1992 which, by the way, is drinking superbly in 2005, but is one of those rare vintages that has never gone through a closed period. Itandrsquo;s always a fascinating education to taste through these component parts, but the resulting blend that Ed Sbragia puts together, the extraordinary Private Reserve, is one of the great Cabernet Sauvignons of California and he has fashioned a succession of beauties since 1991.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/30/2012

Put them all together and you have the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve, a sensational 14,000-case cuvee that is one of the benchmarks for what Napa Valley is capable of achieving. Its dense purple color is followed by copious notes of smoky barbecue, creme de cassis, white chocolate, blackberries, charcoal and truffles. Full-bodied, fleshy and succulent, with sweet tannins in the finish, this 2002 has not yet hit full maturity. Give it another 2ndash;4 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following two decades. I asked the winemaking team what the final blend was for the 2002 Private Reserve, and to the best of their recollection, the largest component was from Steinhauer Ranch (50%), followed by St. Helena Home Ranch (23%) and tiny percentages of Bancroft, Rancho del Oso, Chabot, Marston, and some Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Ed Sbragia blends this wine from either sites. the Steinhauer Ranch on Howell Mountain made the largest contribution to this vintage (42 percent), followed by the St. Helena Home Ranch (18) and Bancroft Ranch (15). His 2004 shares the lush seamlessness that has long characterized the blend, but it also has a dark savor, with more character to the tannins than has been apparent in past vintages. the saturated fruit has a gunflint edge,, a tight, mineral structure that will develop with age. Serve it with the dark meat of game birds, such as roast squab.


External Review
01/10/2013

Production: 14,200 cases; Alcohol: 14.2%; Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Harvest Dates: September 21 to October 16. A gorgeous growing season was mild until the end of September when temperatures soared. The results are powerful, concentrated, flamboyant 2002s in Napa. The 2002 Private Reserve is a blend of fruit from Steinhauer Ranch (48%), St. Helena Home Vineyard (23%), Marston Ranch (8%), Bancroft Ranch (7%), Rancho del Oso (6%) and the balance Chabot Vineyard. This exuberant, powerful wine exhibits a dense purple color as well as a wonderful, sexy, earthy, flamboyant bouquet and sweet, fat, fleshy flavors. This is a succulent, classic California fruit bomb offering up spice box, licorice, tobacco leaf, seductive smoky oak, and abundant creme de cassis and blackberry fruit. Viscous, thick and juicy, it appears to be on a relatively fast evolutionary track and can be drunk now or cellared for another 10andndash;15 years.


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Dicht und intensiv mit Aromen von reifen dunklen Beeren und Früchten, Nuancen von Minze und Zedernholz, rauchigen, würzigen Noten von neuem Eichenholz. Am Gaumen konzentriert, aber sanft mit langem, fruchtvollem und würzigem Finale.

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