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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...Read more...
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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This is an outstanding wine, ripe, and intense, with firm layers of earthy currant, anise, black cherry and plummy flavors framed by tight tannins ... Read more
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External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve
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.
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.
This is a big, rich, flashy Cab. Itrsquo;s very ripe, brimming with jammy blackberry, currant, chocolate-covered raisin and spicy olive flavors. Drinks soft and opulent in instant appeal, but doesnrsquo;t seem like a longterm ager. Best now through 2010.
A dazzling wine. It bursts with black-currant, plum, tobacco and olivacceous notes, and fine, toasty oak. Superb concentration; the fruit is simply fabulous, and so are the luscious, warm, silky tannins. Epitomizes class and elegance.
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.
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.
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.
"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
Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic
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