Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (bin soiled) 1996 Front Label
Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (bin soiled) 1996 Front Label

Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (bin soiled) 1996

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Winemaker Notes

Original Wine Note:Since I began combining Cabernets from several vineyards for this reserve wine, now almost 20 years ago, Ive been citing the expression, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. In this vintage, the wine gives extra proof of that. Each vineyards Cabernet had its characteristic flavors, and the French oak barrels added their own notes, so the wine began with the classic notes of ripe cherries, cassis, light minty herbs, vanilla, spice and toasty oak. But it also has a whole other dimension of aromas and flavors: hints of cocoa, roasted coffee beans, even tobacco and licorice. In the nose and in the mouth, this wine just keeps revealing itself. Uncovering these layers is part of the magic of making and drinking wine, and one of the reasons my job is endlessly fascinating. -Ed Sbragia, Winemaster.2007 Tasting Note:

Lots of cocoa, cedar, brown sugar, blackberry & sweet spices.
Sweet tobacco and mint, with candied violets, vanilla.
Luscious, long, rich finish.
Pretty fruit and elegant.

Critical Acclaim

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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast
This wine is still young and precocious, but don’t judge it too quickly. Let it air in your glass, and watch how it changes. One minute it's all cherries and smoke; the next it heaves up a great draught of currants, cocoa and cedar. It’s a big wine but deceptive; the tannins are airy and lilting, there’s charm and underneath, enormous complexity. It’s best left alone for a few more years, but it’s really very lovely now.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Complex aromas of dried currant, anise, herb and tar are rich and elegant on the palate, with the tannins softening. Has excellent structure. The best of two bottles. --1996 California Cabernet retrospective.
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