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Beringer Vineyards Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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When all of these cuvees are blended together, the result is the finest Cabernet Sauvignon yet made by Ed Sbragia, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve (11,000 cases of truly divine Cabernet nectar). 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. As I reported last year, the 2001 is an extraordinary effort. 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. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2023.

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  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
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External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Good full medium ruby. Subdued but complex aromas of currant, plum and smoked meat. Round and ripe, with plum and mineral flavors complicated by an exotic floral note. Fat and sweet but not at all over the top. Finishes with substantial broad tannins... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Bancroft Ranch 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/14/2009

Since the single vineyard 2001's are only available from the winery's tasting room, I am listing my numerical scores only. Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Marston Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/15/2010

Even with 8+ years of age, the wine is very dark at the core and just the faintest pink at the rim. The nose is showing some bright, floral and cherry notes, along with earthy secondary notes of forest floor and soy marinade. The palate too shows ... Chuck Hayward. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Quarry Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/14/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Bancroft Ranch 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/15/2010

Enormously tannic and effectively shut down now, this nonetheless is a big, potent, dry wine that's explosive in ripe, plush Cabernet fruit flavor, and generously oaked. The finish is so sweet, so delicious. The idea clearly is an ageable mountain Ca... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Marston Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

The spectacular 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve came in at 14.2% natural alcohol. The good news is that winemaker Ed Sbragia produced 10,000 cases of this beauty. Just hitting late adolescence, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee exhibits an o... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 1500ml



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When all of these cuvees are blended together, the result is the finest Cabernet Sauvignon yet made by Ed Sbragia, the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve (11,000 cases of truly divine Cabernet nectar). 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. As I reported last year, the 2001 is an extraordinary effort. 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. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2023.

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