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Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Napa Valley 2007

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2007 vintage red Wine by Beringer Vineyards from California, USA

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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 Private Reserve Napa Valley

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
01/29/2012

Rich, noble and absolutely delicious! - WS Grand Tour 2011


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
02/01/2011

Nice and elegantly styled. Good structure and balance. - Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010


Snooth User: scott93004
85419063
5.00 5
06/27/2011

Elegant and complex, one of the BEST of the vintages of Private Reserves from Beringer. A great full mouth of dark fruit with a long well structured finish.


External Reviews for Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Napa Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
02/14/2011

Beringer's Private Reserve Cabernet is always one of the best wines out of Napa Valley. Winemaker Ed Sbragia and his team source the best possible fruit from Beringer's top vineyard sites all around Napa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are sourced from Bancroft Ranch and Steinhauer Ranch on Howell Mountain as well as St. Helena Home Ranch, Marston and Chabot Ranches. 2007 was an outstanding vintage and Robert Parker scored it 95 points saying "One of the greatest Private Reserves ever made, it ranks alongside the Private Reserves made in 1991, 1992, 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2004. Its dense plum/purple color is followed by sweet notes of cassis, licorice, smoke and graphite intermixed with hints of bay leaf and chocolate. Full-bodied and velvety-textured with beautifully integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood, it is an opulent, full-bodied Cabernet that should drink beautifully for 20 or more years." Limited!!


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Creamy blackberry, cassis, toasty oak and vanilla aromas lead off here. This elegant wine is loaded with additional flavors redolent of licorice, tobacco, spice and dense berries. Itrsquo;s all couched in supple, velvety tannins. Long and lush at the end.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This is a big, rich, flashy Cab. Itrsquo;s very ripe, brimming with jammy blackberry, currant, chocolate-covered raisin and spicy olive flavors. Drinks soft and opulent in instant appeal, but doesnrsquo;t seem like a longterm ager. Best now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

In the hands of winemaker Ed Sbragia, Beringerrsquo;s Private Reserve Cabernet has reached the very highest echelon of Napa Valley wines. Sbragia has access to some of the finest growing sites in the valley, and he blended the ripe fruit for this wine into concentrated cassis flavors and a lush, lovely texture. Beringerrsquo;s Private Reserves are ready upon release, but are often best enjoyed five to ten years from the vintage. If you give this to a friend whorsquo;s just starting a collection, the gift will be remembered for many years to come.


External Review
05/18/2011

This is an outstanding wine, ripe, and intense, with firm layers of earthy currant, anise, black cherry and plummy flavors framed by tight tannins and spicy, cedary oak notes. Best from 2002 through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Production: 8,700 cases; Alcohol: 14.4%; Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Harvest Dates: September 14 to October 16. This blend of fruit from Steinhauer Ranch (42%), St. Helena Home Vineyard (18%), Bancroft Ranch (15%), Marston Ranch (11%), and the rest tiny quantities from Chabot Vineyard, Rancho del Oso and Lampyridae emerged from an unusual growing season for Napa. Heavy rains in February were followed by hot weather in March, April and May, and cooler than normal weather in June, July and August. The harvest began early and finished a short four weeks later, an unusually quick harvest. Sweet notes of licorice, cedar wood, blackberries, toast, pepper and bay leaf are all present in this big, full-bodied, opulent, lusty California-styled wine. Exotic with loads of fruit and on a fast evolutionary track, the 2004 can be drunk now or cellared for another 10ndash;15 years.


External Review
05/18/2011

Complex, and at an ideal drinking stage, with pretty plum, black cherry, currant, anise and spicy notes, finishing with firm, softening tannins and a nice dose of creamy oak. Drink now through 2007.


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