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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 89072)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $19.99

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
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:

The 2003 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has bright cherry fruit flavors, sweet vanilla oak, and smokey aromas that are accented by a pretty background of dried herbs and bramblebush scents. The wine is well structured with a full mouth of fruit that is sweet and zesty, and supported by a nice bright acidity and round tannins. A small amount of Malbec was added to the final blend for greater complexity.
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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.