Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.31377 ratings
9.2269 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
Mike Saviage

Dark purple. Very opaque. Notes of black cherry, mocha, leather saddle and some brett funk which mostly blows off. Good fruit. Nice balance. Not sure it gets much better from here. But has another 10 years in front of it.

Dark purple. Very opaque. Notes of black cherry, mocha, leather saddle and some brett funk which mostly blows off. Good fruit. Nice balance. Not sure it gets much better from here. But has another 10 years in front of it.

Jul 6th, 2021
Rob Brobst III

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.

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.

Mar 28th, 2021
Jim Gallagher

Sadly my last btl

Sadly my last btl

Mar 27th, 2021
Jay Eagan

Nothing better than this wine with a wagyu steak at Spago! So happy to be out for dinner enjoying this wine.

Nothing better than this wine with a wagyu steak at Spago! So happy to be out for dinner enjoying this wine.

Mar 18th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 97% Cab Sauv, rest Merlot & Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, herbs and licorice. On the palate black cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors with espresso, mocha, oak and earthy notes. Well balanced, great mouthfeel, medium acidity, fine ripe silky tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cedar and toasty spice! Nice! Will age well for another decade!

A blend of 97% Cab Sauv, rest Merlot & Petit Verdot. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, herbs and licorice. On the palate black cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavors with espresso, mocha, oak and earthy notes. Well balanced, great mouthfeel, medium acidity, fine ripe silky tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cedar and toasty spice! Nice! Will age well for another decade!

Mar 15th, 2021
Bill Bender

The Beringer Private Reserve Cab is always so dependably solid. This was chock full of fleshy blackberry and bruised plum, a dash of dark chocolate covered tobacco leaf, mature tannins and a smooth persistent finish. Drinking age daughter approved. She said it was nice to finally get a chance to taste alcohol πŸ€£πŸ˜‰

The Beringer Private Reserve Cab is always so dependably solid. This was chock full of fleshy blackberry and bruised plum, a dash of dark chocolate covered tobacco leaf, mature tannins and a smooth persistent finish. Drinking age daughter approved. She said it was nice to finally get a chance to taste alcohol πŸ€£πŸ˜‰

Jan 17th, 2021
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