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Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain 1993

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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. 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.

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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 Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Red wine 1993 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve USA Region: California Apellation: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Austere, tightly wound, with firm tannins and attractive currant and black cherry flavors. Shows a remarkable purity and depth of flavor, and the finish goes on and on. Given the firmness of the tannins, it's best cellared midterm. Best from 2002 thr... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1993 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Chabot Vineyard 750ml


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 1993 - Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
05/06/2013

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1993 - Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

When I was in northern California the week before Thanksgiving the rumors that were swirling about the impending sale of Beringer by its international corporate owner Nestle to an investment consortium proved true when the sale was announced. Let s hope the new owners maintain the status quo as Beringer has had an exceptional run of highly successful wines since the mid-eighties. Considering the diversity of wines produced I would be hard pressed to single out another winery that has enjoyed as much success as Beringer has over the last decade. With the exception of a chunky overly-oaked Pinot Noir it is impossible to find anything less than top-flight at Beringer with many of the firm s wines undeniably special. With respect to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Beringer could teach a few things to some of its neighbors as these varietals soar to the heights of quality at this winery. Beringer s most glorious red wines are their three estate wines the Bancroft Vineyard Merlot the Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and their limited production (800-1000 cases) blockbuster Chabot Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Beringer s 25-acre Chabot Vineyard produces some of the most extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon from California. The 1993 Chabot Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is very good. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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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. 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.

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