The Beringer Founders Estate Cabernet bursts with bright
cassis, black fruit and sweet brown spice aromas with just a touch
of vanilla that leads into a juicy mouthfeel. A balanced dose of
structured tannins and its long finish make this unmistakably a
California Cabernet. However, this Cabernet doesn't need to be
cellared; it's ready to drink now.
This wine is stiff, not bountiful. Sort of like vinegar.
At 6 bucks a bottle (when found on special) this is an acceptable quaffer but I wouldn't expect too much. For a wine with a few years on it I really expected more. Some fruit is there - "bursting" is an overstatement - and the tannins are present but not unpleasant...in fact they are probably what ultimately holds this brew together. Otherwise a bit thin and boring.
Musty, sour, and unremarkable. This house can do so much better.