Beringer Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
When all of these cuvees are blended together, the result is the finest Cabernet Sauvignon yet made by Ed Sbragia, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve (11,000 cases of truly divine Cabernet nectar). For statisticians, 44% came from the Steinhauer Vineyard, 1% from Bancroft Ranch, 17% from Rancho del Oso, 3% from Chabot, 13% from St. Helena Home Ranch, 0% from Quarry Vineyard, and the balance from Marston Vineyard. As I reported last year, the 2001 is an extraordinary effort. Large-scaled yet elegant, it boasts classic notes of creme de cassis, chocolate, and smoky oak. With extraordinary voluptuousness, great concentration, tremendous intensity, and a finish that lasts nearly 60 seconds, this saturated purple-colored, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the greatest wines ever made at Beringer. It is a tribute to the brilliant Ed Sbragia. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2023.
Deep, rich nose of creme de cassis, alcohol remains strong and concentrated dark fruit. Deep maroon in the glass. Highly concentrated and bold. Densely flavored and mouth coating with rich elegant fruit and balance. A nice slight vanilla tone on the finish. Also hints of violets. Delicious! Optimal growing conditions indeed!! - Tasted at Beringer Private Reserve Tasting at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas 4/5/10
I LOVE IT, enjoyed on a trip to Mexico, enjoyed till the last drop! Get it in a carafe for an hour and let her breathe! I will buy another bottle soon
External Reviews for Beringer Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
A massive youngster, with a fine structure and firm, chewy tannins. Dense and concentrated, only offering glimpses of what lies ahead. Shows dried currant, herb, sage and wild berry flavors. Needs time. Best from 2008 through 2014. 9,600 cases made. ... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 750ml
Good full ruby. Complex very ripe aromas of cassis minerals lead pencil and currant leaf. Large-scaled and sweet with flavors of roasted currant blackberry and dark chocolate. This is almost too big for the mouth. A California cabernet with superb density and length... Stephen Tanzers IWC.
...the 2001 is an extraordinary effort. Large-scaled yet elegant, it boasts classic notes of creme de cassis, chocolate, and smoky oak. With extraordinary voluptuousness, great concentration, tremendous intensity, and a finish that lasts nearly 60 se... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 750ml
The spectacular 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve came in at 14.2% natural alcohol. The good news is that winemaker Ed Sbragia produced 10 000 cases of this beauty. Just hitting late adolescence this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee exhibits an opaque dark purple color along with a beautiful smoky sweet black currant licorice truffle toast and underbrush-scented nose. With fabulous concentration great intensity and tremendous purity this voluptuously textured full-bodied classic is o