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, wü...

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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 bal... Read more

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Snooth User: herfdude
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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.


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External Reviews for Beringer Cabernet Priv Reserve Rp

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
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.


External Review
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
05/19/2011

Deep ruby. Lively aromas of cassis, licorice and violet. Sweet and lush but juicy, with a strong chocolatey character and excellent underlying backbone. Very densely packed cabernet, with suaver tannins than the Steinhauer or Lampyridae bottlings. Finishes with lingering licorice and bitter chocolate notes. A very successful blend: 70% from Howell Mountain, 14% St. Helena, 8% Mt. Veeder and 8% Spring Mountain.


External Review
09/19/2011

A leathery, intensely oaky wine, with a lovely cherry component in the nose. Full-bodied, intense palate, with a full dose of drying tannins, this wine needs time, as Beringer Private Reserves always do.


External Review
05/22/2011

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... Cory Gowan. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 750ml


External Review
01/10/2013

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 2andndash;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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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