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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 87777)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Original Wine Note: The 2001 vintage got off to a quick start with warm weather in February and March, which caused bud break and fruit-set to occur 7-10 days earlier than normal. In early April, temperatures cooled down significantly and slowed the development of the clusters. Winter and spring rains were below average but were adequate to restore essential moisture in the soils. Moderate weather conditions through the rest of the growing season helped produce high quality grapes. Ed put the wines through 100-percent malolactic fermentation for added complexity and softness, and age them for nearly two years before Ed selects the blend that he feels layers the personalities of the vineyards into a harmonious whole. 2007 Tasting Note:

Intense blackberry, cassis and cocoa.
Another big vintage, fairly tannic.
A lot of brown spice and blackberry.
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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.