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Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Beringer's Private Reserve Cabernet is always one of Napa Valley's best becuase Beringer has access to such a wide array of prime vineyard sites throughout the Valley. Grapes are sourced from Howell Mountain, St. Helena, Rutherford, Spring Mountain and Mount Veeder. 98% Cabernet Sauvignon with 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine aged for 18 months in new French Nevers oak barrels and the 12 months in the bottle. 2012 was a remarkable vintage in Napa Valley and this wine shows it. Robert Parker scored it 96 points saying "Revealing the great blending skills of Beringer’s winemaking team, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is a winner. Having purchased Private Reserves for many years, I can attest that they age incredibly well. The 1991, one of the great successes of that vintage, is still aging beautifully at nearly 25 years of age. The sensational 2012 (10,000 cases) boasts an opaque purple color along with abundant aromas of charcoal, burning embers, creme de cassis, chocolate, blackberries and licorice. The long, complex, compelling, full-bodied texture along with terrific purity and a savory, rich mouthfeel result in a classic, quintessential Napa Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 20-25 years."

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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

External Reviews for Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
09/25/2015

Beringer's Private Reserve Cabernet is always one of Napa Valley's best becuase Beringer has access to such a wide array of prime vineyard sites throughout the Valley. Grapes are sourced from Howell Mountain, St. Helena, Rutherford, Spring Mountain and Mount Veeder. 98% Cabernet Sauvignon with 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine aged for 18 months in new French Nevers oak barrels and the 12 months in the bottle. 2012 was a remarkable vintage in Napa Valley and this wine shows it. Robert Parker scored it 96 points saying "Revealing the great blending skills of Beringer’s winemaking team, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is a winner. Having purchased Private Reserves for many years, I can attest that they age incredibly well. The 1991, one of the great successes of that vintage, is still aging beautifully at nearly 25 years of age. The sensational 2012 (10,000 cases) boasts an opaque purple color along with abundant aromas of charcoal, burning embers, creme de cassis, chocolate, blackberries and licorice. The long, complex, compelling, full-bodied texture along with terrific purity and a savory, rich mouthfeel result in a classic, quintessential Napa Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 20-25 years."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/09/2015

Beringer's Private Reserve Cabernet is always one of Napa Valley's best because Beringer has access to such a wide array of prime vineyard sites throughout the Valley. Grapes are sourced from Howell Mountain, St. Helena, Rutherford, Spring Mountain and Mount Veeder. 98% Cabernet Sauvignon with 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine aged for 18 months in new French Nevers oak barrels and the 12 months in the bottle. 2012 was a remarkable vintage in Napa Valley and this wine shows it. Robert Parker scored it 96 points saying "Revealing the great blending skills of Beringer’s winemaking team, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is a winner. Having purchased Private Reserves for many years, I can attest that they age incredibly well. The 1991, one of the great successes of that vintage, is still aging beautifully at nearly 25 years of age. The sensational 2012 (10,000 cases) boasts an opaque purple color along with abundant aromas of charcoal, burning embers, creme de cassis, chocolate, blackberries and licorice. The long, complex, compelling, full-bodied texture along with terrific purity and a savory, rich mouthfeel result in a classic, quintessential Napa Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 20-25 years."



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