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Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 1987

External Review by WineGlobe.com:

The 1987's dark ruby/garnet color is followed by a super bouquet. There are huge aromas of chocolate, spicy new oak, herbs, cassis and tobacco in this beautifully scented wine. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, voluptuous, spicy, and crammed with

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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 Private Reserve

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

The 1987's dark ruby/garnet color is followed by a super bouquet. There are huge aromas of chocolate, spicy new oak, herbs, cassis and tobacco in this beautifully scented wine. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, voluptuous, spicy, and crammed with


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/15/2011

Medium garnet in color. The nose offers sweet plum, prunes, dried leaf and tobacco, backed by mulling spice, cigar box and dried floral notes. On the still youthful palate, the flavors showcased mirror the bouquet, along with cinnamon and licorice. ... Jeff Loo. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1987 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 750ml


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

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1987 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Chabot Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/10/2010

...a super bouquet. There are huge aromas of chocolate, spicy new oak, herbs, cassis and tobacco in this beautifully scented wine. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, voluptuous, spicy, and crammed with fruit, glycerin...tannins are soft, and, fortunate... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1987 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/24/2014

Bright ruby-red. Lively perfumed aromas of cassis raspberry and spicy oak. Pretty focused and sappy in the mouth with an impressively fresh raspberry flavor. Offers very good balance and structure though it seemed to grow a bit harder as it opened in the glass. Finishes very long with ripe fine tannins. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/24/2014

The 1987 Reserve is a worthy competitor to the terrific 1986. The 1987 s dark ruby/garnet color is followed by a super bouquet. There are huge aromas of chocolate spicy new oak herbs cassis and tobacco in this beautifully scented wine. In the mouth it is full-bodied voluptuous spicy and crammed with fruit glycerin and enough tannin to support 15-16 years of cellaring. Like the 1986 the tannins are soft and fortunately the acids are not shrill enough to prevent immediate drinkability


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/24/2014

Medium garnet in color. The nose offers sweet plum prunes dried leaf and tobacco backed by mulling spice cigar box and dried floral notes. On the still youthful palate the flavors showcased mirror the bouquet along with cinnamon and licorice. This medium-bodied wine displays ample amounts of acidity and rustic tannins and a finish that is delicate yet firm with layers of dried fruit and spice. This reflects the quality of older California Cabernets especially from Napa. Drink now or ho



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