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Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch 1988

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Deep, dark mahogany color with a ruby purple core. Aromas of black berry and plum marry with a bouquet of crushed mineral and mint rounding out this very Bordeaux-esque nose. Reminded me of a mid-80's Brane Cantenac from the Left Bank. A powerful ... Andy Frieden. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1988 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 750ml

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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 Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

Deep, dark mahogany color with a ruby purple core. Aromas of black berry and plum marry with a bouquet of crushed mineral and mint rounding out this very Bordeaux-esque nose. Reminded me of a mid-80's Brane Cantenac from the Left Bank. A powerful ... Andy Frieden. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1988 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

Medium ruby core with a light mahogany rim. Bordeaux-like aromas of red plum, cherry, anise and blackberry liqueur accompany tertiary notes of spice box, fresh tobacco and tar. Very soft on the mid palate with tannins that have integrated very well o... Alex Lallos. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1988 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/27/2012

Aging well, with earthy currant, anise, plum and cherry notes, it turns dry and leathery on the finish, yet manages to show a fleshy texture and bright fruit on the aftertaste.--1988 California Cabernet retrospective. -JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1988 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/13/2011

Deep, dark mahogany color with a ruby purple core. Aromas of blackberry and plum marry with a bouquet of crushed mineral and mint rounding out this very Bordelaise nose. A soft attack of black fruit enters the palate and expands seamlessly to a cresc... Andy Frieden. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1988 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 750ml



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