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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1990
Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1990
(search item no. 48909)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1993 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1987 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1987 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1978 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1978 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Original Wine Note: Winter rainfall was below normal, suggesting a return to drought, but the growing season was generally mild, and the resulting small crop yielded rich, concentrated wines. The Private Reserve, which included 1 percent Cabernet Franc, was blended of wines from the Chabot, St. Helena Home and Bancroft Ranch vineyards. This is a big, fruity wine-gorgeous and on a very big scale. It shows great harmony and the impeccable balance of fruit and oak similar to the 1985 Private Reserve. 2007 Tasting Note:

Lighter than Ed remembers it.
Dark fruit jamminess, yet fruit is subdued compared to past.
Pine, cedar, peppery, cocoa, mint, spicy, savory, menthol and tertiary flavors.
Hibernating right now, best to hold.
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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.