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Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

External Review by WineExpress.com:

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. 2013 was a legendary vintage in Napa Valley and this wine shows it. Robert Parker scored it 97 points and said "One of the great efforts of recent years, and not surprisingly so, is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve. The wine could benefit from 7-10 years cellaring and probably last 30 to 40. When all is said and done, this is an instant classic, the wine full-bodied with oodles of crème de cassis, pen ink, graphite and baking spices. It is multi-dimensional, layered, and one of the all-time great Beringer Private Reserves – and there have been many."

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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
06/13/2017

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. 2013 was a legendary vintage in Napa Valley and this wine shows it. Robert Parker scored it 97 points and said "One of the great efforts of recent years, and not surprisingly so, is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve. The wine could benefit from 7-10 years cellaring and probably last 30 to 40. When all is said and done, this is an instant classic, the wine full-bodied with oodles of crème de cassis, pen ink, graphite and baking spices. It is multi-dimensional, layered, and one of the all-time great Beringer Private Reserves – and there have been many."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/14/2017

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. 96% Cabernet Sauvignon3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine aged for 20 months in new French Nevers oak barrels (84% new) and the 12 months in the bottle. 2013 was a legendary vintage in Napa Valley and this wine shows it. Antonio Galloni scored this 95 points saying "A big, dense wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is solid. Much fresher and more delineated than the single-vineyard wines, the 2013 captures the freshness and overall intensity of the year. Graphite, smoke, inky blue/purplish fruit, wild flowers and lavender meld together to form an attractive mélange of aromas and flavors." and Robert Parker scored it 97 points and said "One of the great efforts of recent years, and not surprisingly so, is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve. The wine could benefit from 7-10 years cellaring and probably last 30 to 40. When all is said and done, this is an instant classic, the wine full-bodied with oodles of crème de cassis, pen ink, graphite and baking spices. It is multi-dimensional, layered, and one of the all-time great Beringer Private Reserves – and there have been many." Limited!!




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