Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

Price: $44.99
Item No. 116476
  • WS94
  • ST91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

#8 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

This wine has rich aromas of dark cherry, anise, dark cocoa and toasted spices. Juicy flavor notes of black cherry, juicy plum, savory spices are highlighted by a concentrated mouthfeel and a rich, lengthy finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Offers rich, smooth, layered flavors of blackberry, wild berry, plum and cassis. Full-bodied, yet graceful and elegant, this is most interesting on the finish, where the flavors glide along and pick up a subtle lift of spice and mocha. Drink now through 2024."
94 Points

"Medium ruby. Blackberry, minerals, bitter chocolate, menthol and a crushed rock note on the nose. Lush, broad and dry, with currant and black cherry fruit dominating. Finishes quite suave, with fine but serious tannins and very good length."
91 Points

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Rating:
(5/2/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
I think WS got this rating spot on! I tried one bottle and the rest will sit and mature. Highly recommend.
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d2bishop - Sterling Heights, MI (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/2/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
Fantastic. All the qualities of a high end Cali Cab. Very dark, dense color, powerful fruit bomb of dark cherries, plumbs, raspberries with hints of tobacco and chcolate. Nice integration of heat, acidity and tannins. Quite approachable and ready to drink now, despite its young age. The only slight fault was that I felt it could use a little more tanic support. 94 pts
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Rating:
(4/14/2012)
this wine was very smooth but not very flavorful. no alcohol or strong tannin notes. it was pretty wet. prob woud not buy again.
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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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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