Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3103 ratings
9.319 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
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
Henrik Poulsen

14.6% ABV.
Please don’t let my modest rating deter you from seeking this out. It simply isn’t my preferred style of Napa CS any longer and I primarily use Delectable for my own internal notes.

14.6% ABV.
Please don’t let my modest rating deter you from seeking this out. It simply isn’t my preferred style of Napa CS any longer and I primarily use Delectable for my own internal notes.

Sep 4th, 2018
David L

WOW... Beringer Private Reserve. This has another 15 years of life in it. Can’t believe this drinking so nicely. Totally surprised!!

WOW... Beringer Private Reserve. This has another 15 years of life in it. Can’t believe this drinking so nicely. Totally surprised!!

Sep 2nd, 2018
Roy Goble

One of the smoothest 07’s I’ve had

One of the smoothest 07’s I’ve had

Jul 8th, 2018
Jay Eagan

Holding up well with slight bottle variation.

Holding up well with slight bottle variation.

May 27th, 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
Scott Conroy

Almost instantly - poof - an empty bottle.

Almost instantly - poof - an empty bottle.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2016
Michael Smith

Tasted from 375mL. Really a nice bottle. Nuanced, balanced, delicious.

Tasted from 375mL. Really a nice bottle. Nuanced, balanced, delicious.

1 person found it helpfulNov 6th, 2014
Josh Grove

Beringer's best was showing very nicely tonight.

Beringer's best was showing very nicely tonight.

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2014
Aaron Means

Needs time but has the stuffing to be brilliant down the line. Still a baby.

Needs time but has the stuffing to be brilliant down the line. Still a baby.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2014