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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 44750)

PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Although 1998 was considered a lighter vintage, I think our strategy of waiting to harvest worked well in the end. It was labor intensive to taste and re-taste the fruit in the vineyards and we had to be very selective, in many cases picking small parcels and returning several times as others matured. Ultimately, the 1998 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon turned out to have nice rich color, a wonderful nose of dark fruits with pretty oak and delicious, extracted red fruit flavors with black fruits in the background. The mouthfeel has a nice grip that helps the flavors linger into a long finish. -Ed Sbragia, Winemaster
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About Beringer Vineyards:

No winery or vineyard more thoroughly embodies the timeless appeal and seductive flavor of Napa Valley than Beringer Vineyards, Napa's benchmark producer since the establishment of the vineyard in 1876.

Now in its third century of crafting classic wines from Napa's finest appellations and vineyards, Beringer today is guided by the inspired partnership of celebrated Winemaster Emeritus Ed Sbragia and Winemaker Laurie Hook. Together, they craft Napa Valley wines that speak eloquently of the rich heritage of the Beringer Vineyard, while offering cutting-edge quality and contemporary elegance. The exquisite wines crafted at the Beringer Vineyards display a single minded dedication and pursuit of excellence instilled by its founder, Jacob Beringer.