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Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve 2014

Member Review by Craig Bilodeau:

Aromas if blackberry and cassis with a hint of tobacco and licorice. Strong tannic core and medium finish.

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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

Member Reviews for Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: Craig Bilodeau
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/20/2012

Aromas if blackberry and cassis with a hint of tobacco and licorice. Strong tannic core and medium finish.


0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/15/2012

Offers rich, smooth, layered flavors of blackberry, wild berry, plum and cassis. Full-bodied ... Drink now through 2024. -JL


Snooth User: akousoulos1
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/01/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve

External Review
Vintage: 2010 12/28/2013

Strikingly rich and layered, this red is beautifully balanced, elegant and graceful, with a tremendous mix of blackberry, mocha, melted black licorice and currant flavors, ending with firm, grainy tannins. The push of ripe fruit is long and persistent. Drink now through 2022.


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Vintage: 2010 04/24/2015

A fabulous wine for the appellation, Beringer’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Knights Valley boasts gorgeous integration of fruit, acidity and tannin. This is an especially silky, textured wine for Knights Valley. Blue and black fruit, grilled herbs, tobacco, sage and rosemary are all layered into this relatively succulent, round Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet floral notes along with a hint of tar and violets add complexity on the finish. The 2010 is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc that spent 17 months in French oak barrels, 33% new. Anticipated maturity: 2015–2030.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/18/2013

Beringer?s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley) is endowed with serious minerality and tension. Firm tannins support an expressive core of dark red fruit, grilled herbs, asphalt and savory herbs, all of which come to life in a vibrant Cabernet Sauvign


External Review
Vintage: 2010 12/28/2013

A bright, sunny cabernet, this wine has elasticity in its tannins, seeming to snap the tobacco-scented dark berry fruit into place. Laurie Hook bases the reserve on vineyards on rockier soils, where the grapes gain greater concentration. This vintage lasts with a bold, earthy freshness, the tannins getting richer and more chocolate-edged as it takes on air (think Ancho chile mole). The dynamic flavors will add energy to a steak.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 03/22/2012

Here's a rare wine for a vintner that's known for quality and quantity. Only 3,600 cases of this 2009 Knights Valley Reserve Cab were produced and the quality is outstanding. Select lots were carefully fermented, oak-aged and blended by Winemaker Laurie Hook who characterizes 2009 as a strong year where "tannins seemed to be more evolved and rounder". Wine Spectator scored this Cab 94 points saying "Offers rich, smooth, layered flavors of blackberry, wild berry, plum and cassis. Full-bodied, yet graceful and elegant, this is most interesting on the finish, where the flavors glide along and pick up a subtle lift of spice and mocha. Drink now through 2024." Very Limited!


External Review
Vintage: 2009 06/08/2012

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve 750ml



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