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Beringer Private Reserve Cab 1994

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Beringer s Private Reserve has always been one of my favorite California Cabernets particularly since the late seventies. They can be drunk young but age exceptionally well giving every indication of holding their fruit and evolving nicely for two decades. The terrific 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve offers an opaque purple color a gorgeous nose of toasty oak and a silky concentrated texture with unobtrusive acidity or tannin. The wine possesses layered richness remarkable balance

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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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01/03/2012

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External Reviews for Beringer Private Reserve Cab

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Beringer s Private Reserve has always been one of my favorite California Cabernets particularly since the late seventies. They can be drunk young but age exceptionally well giving every indication of holding their fruit and evolving nicely for two decades. The terrific 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve offers an opaque purple color a gorgeous nose of toasty oak and a silky concentrated texture with unobtrusive acidity or tannin. The wine possesses layered richness remarkable balance


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

...Reticent black cherry and mineral nose. Fat sweet lush fruit is currently kept under wraps by firm underlying structure. But this impressive cabernet has real dimension and depth. Finishes very long with suave tannins... Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Ultraripe and fleshy in texture with a nice mix of mocha currant blackberry and stewed plum flavors that turn supple and graceful on the palate finishing with a smooth aftertaste and ripe integrated tannins.--California Cabernet 74/ 84/ 94 retrospective... Wine Spectator.




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