Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve 1999

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"Once in a great while, Mother Nature allows you to create aseamless wine, one in which the fruit, the tannins and th...

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Enjoyed two bottles in a 5 day span and was amazed with it's consistency. Lovely wine...light sle cab fith elegant fruit and a bit of cedar. Read more

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Wine Spectator ReviewComplex aromas of currant, herb, tobacco, olive and cedar lead to similar flavors in a rich, concentrated yet elegant presenta... Read more

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Snooth User: chad1616
886721,583
4.00 5
09/11/2008

Enjoyed two bottles in a 5 day span and was amazed with it's consistency. Lovely wine...light sle cab fith elegant fruit and a bit of cedar.


Snooth User: herfdude
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0.00 5
07/03/2009

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External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/18/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewComplex aromas of currant, herb, tobacco, olive and cedar lead to similar flavors in a rich, concentrated yet elegant presentation. Turns smooth and creamy, with vanilla, mocha and blackberry flavors peeking through on the finish. Best from 2005 through 2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Production: 8,700 cases; Alcohol: 14.4%; Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Harvest Dates: September 14 to October 16. This blend of fruit from Steinhauer Ranch (42%), St. Helena Home Vineyard (18%), Bancroft Ranch (15%), Marston Ranch (11%), and the rest tiny quantities from Chabot Vineyard, Rancho del Oso and Lampyridae emerged from an unusual growing season for Napa. Heavy rains in February were followed by hot weather in March, April and May, and cooler than normal weather in June, July and August. The harvest began early and finished a short four weeks later, an unusually quick harvest. Sweet notes of licorice, cedar wood, blackberries, toast, pepper and bay leaf are all present in this big, full-bodied, opulent, lusty California-styled wine. Exotic with loads of fruit and on a fast evolutionary track, the 2004 can be drunk now or cellared for another 10ndash;15 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

What yoursquo;d expect from a producer like Beringer and a vintage like 1997. The only surprise is that wersquo;ve still got any. Striking for its poise and integration of flavors, the Reserve Cab is elegant and complex, playing broad swaths of dark, jammy fruit off of subtle layers of fennel, leather and soft new oak. A very accomplished Napa Cab.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This is an outstanding wine, ripe, and intense, with firm layers of earthy currant, anise, black cherry and plummy flavors framed by tight tannins and spicy, cedary oak notes. Best from 2002 through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Production: 9,008 cases; Alcohol: 14.6%; Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Harvest Dates: September 10 to October 24. The 2007 Private Reserve is composed of 34% Bancroft Ranch, 33% Steinhauer Ranch, 8% Chabot Vineyard, 8% Lampyridae, and the remainder from St. Helena Home Vineyard, Marston Ranch and Rancho del Oso fruit. A mild spring and summer with only a handful of heat spikes was followed by beautiful weather in September and October. One of the finest Private Reserves made over the last two decades, this phenomenal wine is obviously still an infant in terms of development, but it exhibits a dense purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of blackberries, white chocolate, licorice, tobacco leaf, smoky barbecue, charcoal and a burning ember-like note reminiscent of a Graves from Bordeaux. A dense, luscious, full-bodied, opulent style, with sweet tannin, this locked and loaded, intense, full throttle Private Reserve should be accessible in 5ndash;6 years and last for 25ndash;30.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose combines currant, plum, smoky oak, minerals, licorice and mint. Wonderfully sweet, sappy and dense. The most complex of these rsquo;99 cabernets, with enticing flavors of currant, minerals and brown spices. Very long, slow-building finish features big but sweet and fine tannins. Suave and impressive.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Thick with savory tannin, this wine tastes important, but the fruit seems to be in eclipse. The flavors are beefy, as if the fruit is sitting into the tannin and the oak. Hard and blunt, this needs cellar time to soften. Beringer Private Reserve is usually at its best ten years from the vintage, though it can often age longer.


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80131 Snooth User: Jestex
rated this wine
4.00 5
09/11/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"Once in a great while, Mother Nature allows you to create aseamless wine, one in which the fruit, the tannins and the oak are in perfect balance. None of these three aspects - the holy trinity of red winemaking - dominates. Instead, they work together to elevate the wine beyond expectations. This 1999 PR Cabernet is mouthfilling and full of ripe fruit, assertive and yet soft as velvet." Ed Sbragia, Winemaster Reviews Wine Spectator Rated 93 - Spectator Selections - Collectibles "Complex aromas of currant, herb, tobacco, olive and cedar lead to similar flavors in a rich concentrated yet elegant presentation. Turns smooth and creamy, with vanilla, mocha and blackberry flavors peeking through on the finish." (Jim Laube) June 15, 2003 Wine Enthusiast Rated 91 "In what has become the classic PR , this wine is showing well young, with flamboyant aromas of toasty oak backed by concentrated, pure flavors of black currants. It's rich and smooth enough to drink now, yet powerful and intense enough to age." August 2003 International Wine Cellar Rated 92-95 "...Enticing flavors of currants, minerals and brown spice. Very long, slow-building finish features big but sweet and fine tannins. Suave and impressive." May/June 2002

"Once in a great while, Mother Nature allows you to create aseamless wine, one in which the fruit, the tannins and the oak are in perfect balance. None of these three aspects - the holy trinity of red winemaking - dominates. Instead, they work together to elevate the wine beyond expectations. This 1999 PR Cabernet is mouthfilling and full of ripe fruit, assertive and yet soft as velvet." Ed Sbragia, Winemaster Reviews Wine Spectator Rated 93 - Spectator Selections - Collectibles "Complex aromas of currant, herb, tobacco, olive and cedar lead to similar flavors in a rich concentrated yet elegant presentation. Turns smooth and creamy, with vanilla, mocha and blackberry flavors peeking through on the finish." (Jim Laube) June 15, 2003 Wine Enthusiast Rated 91 "In what has become the classic PR , this wine is showing well young, with flamboyant aromas of toasty oak backed by concentrated, pure flavors of black currants. It's rich and smooth enough to drink now, yet powerful and intense enough to age." August 2003 International Wine Cellar Rated 92-95 "...Enticing flavors of currants, minerals and brown spice. Very long, slow-building finish features big but sweet and fine tannins. Suave and impressive." May/June 2002

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