Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.379 ratings
9.215 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 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
Shay A
9.3

Another 4th Friday for the books. What a much needed time out of the house and to be with friends after this past week.

En mag! A stellar open by
@Mark Flesher . I haven’t had many Beringer PR, and I think this was my first bottle en mag. Mushroom and tar up front gave way to new leather and a red fruit/black fruit medley. Very Bordeaux-like at this age. I’m sure Mark will add to this with a better description!

Another 4th Friday for the books. What a much needed time out of the house and to be with friends after this past week.

En mag! A stellar open by
@Mark Flesher . I haven’t had many Beringer PR, and I think this was my first bottle en mag. Mushroom and tar up front gave way to new leather and a red fruit/black fruit medley. Very Bordeaux-like at this age. I’m sure Mark will add to this with a better description!

Jun 23rd, 2018
Fernando Fernandez

Cassis, Leather, Smoke, Spice, Blackberry, Mint/Menthol and still some nice tannins shilowing... Very nice hold in the cellar 10 yrs+ bought at the winery and still has plenty of life... More classic Bordeaux like drinking at this stage!

Cassis, Leather, Smoke, Spice, Blackberry, Mint/Menthol and still some nice tannins shilowing... Very nice hold in the cellar 10 yrs+ bought at the winery and still has plenty of life... More classic Bordeaux like drinking at this stage!

2 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Alan Lynch

Featured in the book "Wines to try before you die". Lives up to the hype. Velvety smooth tannins classic Beringer Napa cab.

Featured in the book "Wines to try before you die". Lives up to the hype. Velvety smooth tannins classic Beringer Napa cab.

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2015
David L

01' Beringer Private Reserve. All consuming nose ( left bank) Color- Deep red👍. I'm getting primarily red fruits, with a splash of some black fruits, tobacco leaf ...earthiness to it .This still has quite a bit of acid to it...this from a 16 year old wine. Long silky 45 second finish. Drinking in its peak, with another 5/8 great years in it. I don't see it getting much better at this particular time. Lovely wine.

01' Beringer Private Reserve. All consuming nose ( left bank) Color- Deep red👍. I'm getting primarily red fruits, with a splash of some black fruits, tobacco leaf ...earthiness to it .This still has quite a bit of acid to it...this from a 16 year old wine. Long silky 45 second finish. Drinking in its peak, with another 5/8 great years in it. I don't see it getting much better at this particular time. Lovely wine.

Mar 31st, 2017
Katrina Van Aller

Northern California Sales Manager, Silver Oak/Twomey Cellars

9.3

Wow, blast from the past and a pleasant surprise. So good!

Wow, blast from the past and a pleasant surprise. So good!

Jan 18th, 2016
Marcus L

Aged awesome. Don't sleep on less acclaimed vintages.

Aged awesome. Don't sleep on less acclaimed vintages.

Jul 9th, 2015
Mike Saviage

Better than the average Ber.

Better than the average Ber.

Jan 31st, 2015
S.R.Alexander

This PR has years left on it. Cedar sawdust, pen ink, coffee grounds, blackberries, graphite and violets framed on a deceptively Ahhnold-like body.

This PR has years left on it. Cedar sawdust, pen ink, coffee grounds, blackberries, graphite and violets framed on a deceptively Ahhnold-like body.

Nov 24th, 2020
joe leatherwood

Grilled NY Strip night in Oregon. Bringing out 2001 Napa. Bordeaux like on the nose, dark fruit and leather, fully resolved tannins. Worth holding on until now.

Grilled NY Strip night in Oregon. Bringing out 2001 Napa. Bordeaux like on the nose, dark fruit and leather, fully resolved tannins. Worth holding on until now.

Jul 23rd, 2020