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Beringer Private Reserve Cabernat 2005

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94 points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine CellarGood bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines black raspberry minerals and sweet spices. Lush and creamy with explosive fully ripe dark fru

Region: USA » California » Napa

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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

Member Reviews for Beringer Private Reserve Cabernat

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Snooth User: Pzzazz
404145
5.00 5
01/03/2008

Wonderful Aroma! Great toasty, spicy flavor - if you are an oaky Chardonnay lover you will really like this Chardonnay. Highly recommended!


Snooth User: ECD1955
29997814
3.00 5
11/13/2009

Generally I really like Beringer Chards. Perhaps a matter of personal preference but I find the fruit overshadowed by the oak and butter in the Sbragia Limited Release (partial malolactic fermentation?). I definitely prefer the "regular" Limited Release Beringer, which I would normally rate 5 stars. This would be 4 stars except it is too darn expensive so there is a value for money component to my rating.


Snooth User: deanna
3605911
5.00 5
11/28/2007

Another big Cali Chard that I adore. First time I sipped it, I enjoyed the ever changing finish, then walked to another room and got an unexpected final note that literally stopped me in my tracks. Thank you Mr. Sbragia, this wine is pure joy.


Snooth User: Maumau
10088510
5.00 5
06/19/2009

Love it: it's my wonderful wife's fav


Snooth User: dlauritzen
12013436
5.00 5
01/12/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Private Reserve Cabernat

External Review
05/07/2013

the 2005 is one of my all-time favorite Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserves. A late, long harvest followed a cold summer, late flowering and no heat until September and October. However, the end of the growing season was nearly perfect, hence the late harvest. Winemakers Ed Sbragia and Laurie Hook had the patience to wait for full phenolic maturity, which is evident in this great Private Reserve. Still a baby in terms of development, it is reminiscent of a first or second-growth Pauillac. Celestial notes of black currants, camphor, graphite, cocoa, white chocolate and spice box are all present in this full-bodied, extravagantly rich, multidimensional Cabernet. Although still primary, it is very classic with terrific purity, texture and length. It will need another decade to hit full maturity, but should easily last 15-20 years thereafter. (about 60% of the blend is now from Howell Mountain fruit) Good bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines black r...


External Review
05/19/2011

More restrained than normal, the 2005 Chardonnay Sbragia Limited Release offers copious quantities of honeyed fruit, full body, a rich, heady mouthfeel, but not the unctuosity normally found in this cuvee. Additionally, the oak is more restrained. Th... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Beringer Chardonnay Sbragia Limited Release 750ml



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