Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3106 ratings
9.216 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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
Sheri Pattillo

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

9.0

Wow - 21 year old wine that has stood the test of time. 1994 vintage. Highly aromatic nose with leather, dates, quince, black fruit, tobacco, bell pepper, vanilla and earthiness. Palate less intense, yet notes of red cherry, vanilla, bell pepper, mocha and almond. Still has elevated acid and tannins (soft), but reaching its apex. Drink now. Will not continue to develop.

Wow - 21 year old wine that has stood the test of time. 1994 vintage. Highly aromatic nose with leather, dates, quince, black fruit, tobacco, bell pepper, vanilla and earthiness. Palate less intense, yet notes of red cherry, vanilla, bell pepper, mocha and almond. Still has elevated acid and tannins (soft), but reaching its apex. Drink now. Will not continue to develop.

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2015
Julia Eklund

Just released and so very young but this is going to be a great one. Beautiful, smooth and great structure.

Just released and so very young but this is going to be a great one. Beautiful, smooth and great structure.

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2015
Tony Westfall

Still young. Lots of velvety black fruit. Weighty on the palate with a considerable finish. I have about 5 cases so glad it's drinking well!

Still young. Lots of velvety black fruit. Weighty on the palate with a considerable finish. I have about 5 cases so glad it's drinking well!

Dec 18th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.5

Smooth and balanced with well integrated, comfortable oak. Deep flavors, lingering finish. Chocolate mocha and blackberry syrup. Very nice.

Smooth and balanced with well integrated, comfortable oak. Deep flavors, lingering finish. Chocolate mocha and blackberry syrup. Very nice.

Nov 22nd, 2015
Scott Rose

1997 vintage

1997 vintage

Nov 29th, 2019
Amy Hanson

This never disappoints. Rainy evening but this brings it to a sunny night with great wine! Opens up well with a solid smooth finish

This never disappoints. Rainy evening but this brings it to a sunny night with great wine! Opens up well with a solid smooth finish

Jun 2nd, 2018
Dan Pugh

1992 vintage; drank incredibly well at 25 years old - plum and prune notes, dark currant, nice earth and spices. Very nice experience.

1992 vintage; drank incredibly well at 25 years old - plum and prune notes, dark currant, nice earth and spices. Very nice experience.

Nov 23rd, 2017