Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31273 ratings
9.2254 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Last bottle of a case was superb, needed air to open up and smooth out but once done this was regal. Drink up.

Last bottle of a case was superb, needed air to open up and smooth out but once done this was regal. Drink up.

Jul 22nd, 2020
Jay Eagan

What a great wine - early is currant on the nose and palate. As it opens it’s a smokey dark fruit with tannins that kick after about 10 seconds and they last. Delicious - time to drink it ... all!

What a great wine - early is currant on the nose and palate. As it opens it’s a smokey dark fruit with tannins that kick after about 10 seconds and they last. Delicious - time to drink it ... all!

Jul 19th, 2020
Ralph DiBiasi

Saw dust caramel coffee , this has developed beautifully for 15 years , fantastic expression of aged Cabernet

Saw dust caramel coffee , this has developed beautifully for 15 years , fantastic expression of aged Cabernet

Jul 6th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Cal cab tasting. Dark purple and opaque. Great Cal Cabernet nose. Black cherries, tobacco leaf, herbs, moist soil. Big and rich in the mouth. Powerful with lengthy finish. Nice bottle.

Cal cab tasting. Dark purple and opaque. Great Cal Cabernet nose. Black cherries, tobacco leaf, herbs, moist soil. Big and rich in the mouth. Powerful with lengthy finish. Nice bottle.

May 8th, 2020
Shay A
9.3

I was surprised at how much better this was almost two hours from pop. The profile here is fairly light and bordeaux like. Initially it was mainly herbs de Provence, leather, underripe black cherries and even some tomato like notes on the nose with more of the same on the palate, but then it channeled some smoked meat, plum, and peppercorn characteristics as it opened alongside more bright red and black fruits. Really beefed up and drank younger than it is. I think this can still hold for a few more years, though it’s not getting better. Thanks @Keith Fisher .

I was surprised at how much better this was almost two hours from pop. The profile here is fairly light and bordeaux like. Initially it was mainly herbs de Provence, leather, underripe black cherries and even some tomato like notes on the nose with more of the same on the palate, but then it channeled some smoked meat, plum, and peppercorn characteristics as it opened alongside more bright red and black fruits. Really beefed up and drank younger than it is. I think this can still hold for a few more years, though it’s not getting better. Thanks @Keith Fisher .

Dec 22nd, 2019
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet. Opaque yet vibrant in the glass. Attention grabbing nose. Notes of black cherry, mocha, tobacco, pencil lead, freshly cut oak, some black licorice and a little black pepper. Silky fruit in the mouth. Still has some pucker. Really good wine, I remember tasting this on release and being impressed. This still is on the upswing of its life but was very enjoyable today. The nice surprise of the day.

Dark scarlet. Opaque yet vibrant in the glass. Attention grabbing nose. Notes of black cherry, mocha, tobacco, pencil lead, freshly cut oak, some black licorice and a little black pepper. Silky fruit in the mouth. Still has some pucker. Really good wine, I remember tasting this on release and being impressed. This still is on the upswing of its life but was very enjoyable today. The nice surprise of the day.

Nov 28th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

A nice cab, but did not measure up to its younger sister ‘15. More tannic. More complex. Will be a good wine in several years time.

A nice cab, but did not measure up to its younger sister ‘15. More tannic. More complex. Will be a good wine in several years time.

Nov 24th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Holding up like a champ - velvety smooth, with cigar tobacco and stewed blackberry compote. A treat.

Holding up like a champ - velvety smooth, with cigar tobacco and stewed blackberry compote. A treat.

Aug 16th, 2019
Jay Eagan

Showing unbelievable.

Showing unbelievable.

May 22nd, 2019
Kristin the Wine Girl

Youthful still! Drinks like Medoc. Light green bell pepper notes and lively cherries. Still herbal finishing notes.

Youthful still! Drinks like Medoc. Light green bell pepper notes and lively cherries. Still herbal finishing notes.

May 19th, 2019