Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Front Label
Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Front Label

Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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Winemaker Notes

Original Wine Note: The 2003 vintage got a late start because of a cool, wet spring. Overall, the weather conditions trended on the cool side, with a very damp April. A warm spell during flowering fueled a growth spurt, but as the season progressed and temperatures moderated, it looked as if harvest would be late. Eight-to-ten very warm days in September helped move development along. The grapes for the 2003 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon were handpicked between September 19 and October 28. 2007 Tasting Note:

Fresh fruit pops right now with blackberry, blueberry, cassis and fruit basket like characteristics.
Sweet oak, vanilla and brown spice with brown sugar notes.
Rich, ripe tannins.
Touch of orange zest off the top and hints of mint and cocoa.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The best wine of this group is the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve. For statisticians, the composition includes 32% from the St. Helena Home Vineyard, 19% from the Steinhauer Ranch, 12% from Marston Vineyard, 12% from Bancroft Ranch, 8% from the Quarry Vineyard, 6% from Rancho del Oso, 6% from Chabot, 3% from Bancroft, and 2% from Steinhauer Ranch. All these grapes were hand-picked between September 19 and October 28. This is a winner that is seemingly just entering its plateau of full maturity. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of black currants, creme de cassis, chocolate fudge, subtle barbecue scents, and hints of lavender, forest floor and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, rich and dense, it is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, as it has been in just about every vintage. The acidity is relatively low, and the 14.1% alcohol is average for a ripe Napa Cabernet. The pH is 3.71, which is just above average.
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