Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.21084 ratings
9.1187 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Just a few wines we will be having on our cruise this week.


First wine of the cruise at 150 Central Park. Decanted for around two hours. Mix of dark ruby and garnet red. Dark nose with graphite, crushed purple flowers, and bark. Sitting in the glass for an hour more it started opening up with dark berries and dark gravel. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) with a full body. Layered palate with some secondary notes of forest floor, mushrooms, red berries and cassis. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2029.

Just a few wines we will be having on our cruise this week.


First wine of the cruise at 150 Central Park. Decanted for around two hours. Mix of dark ruby and garnet red. Dark nose with graphite, crushed purple flowers, and bark. Sitting in the glass for an hour more it started opening up with dark berries and dark gravel. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) with a full body. Layered palate with some secondary notes of forest floor, mushrooms, red berries and cassis. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2029.

Apr 28th, 2018
Mark Morgan

The last 20th century wine in my cellar. Several years of life left — took an hour decant to integrate the still-lively tannins.

The last 20th century wine in my cellar. Several years of life left — took an hour decant to integrate the still-lively tannins.

Apr 8th, 2018
Gillett Johnson

Sublime. Worth the wait. This was a hot ticket item at Prima in Walnut Creek CA. In the day. Thanks Joel.

Sublime. Worth the wait. This was a hot ticket item at Prima in Walnut Creek CA. In the day. Thanks Joel.

Feb 21st, 2018
WineMascot

1982, amazingly this needed time to open up. Menthol and tobacco leaf lead with the finish of warm blue fruit.

1982, amazingly this needed time to open up. Menthol and tobacco leaf lead with the finish of warm blue fruit.

Feb 10th, 2018
Daron Watson

nose takes a bit of coaxing but what's revealed & on palate is BIG & surprisingly dark in the spectrum ~ one to watch for...decades to come

nose takes a bit of coaxing but what's revealed & on palate is BIG & surprisingly dark in the spectrum ~ one to watch for...decades to come

Sep 7th, 2017
Phillip Evanski

Very California and still young!

Very California and still young!

3 people found it helpfulSep 27th, 2015
Ed Chin

Youthful but with an age nuance

Youthful but with an age nuance

3 people found it helpfulJul 12th, 2014
Garrett Cortright

Dark and beautiful

Dark and beautiful

2 people found it helpfulDec 28th, 2015
Martin Redmond

Purple violet color with aromatic and very appealing black cherry, blackberry, cassis, licorice, violet, and a bit of roast coffee aromas. On the palate it's harmonious, focused, and long with a supple texture with firm tannins and blackberry, cassis, red currant, flavors with a bit of dark chocolate. Long finish Still young but showing the promise of what's to come; 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc.

Purple violet color with aromatic and very appealing black cherry, blackberry, cassis, licorice, violet, and a bit of roast coffee aromas. On the palate it's harmonious, focused, and long with a supple texture with firm tannins and blackberry, cassis, red currant, flavors with a bit of dark chocolate. Long finish Still young but showing the promise of what's to come; 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc.

2 people found it helpfulDec 26th, 2015
Scott Herrmann

Silky fruit that tastes like slipping down a velvet slide into a pool of satin!

Silky fruit that tastes like slipping down a velvet slide into a pool of satin!

2 people found it helpfulNov 5th, 2015