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    Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (half-bottle) 2007
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

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    • RP97
    • ST93
    Price: $60.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 118351

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is the utmost expression of each vintage and the terroir of the Napa Valley. The collaboration between winemaking and viticulture has been at the core of the Private Reserve program since the first vintage crafted by Ed Sbragia in 1977. Today, Winemaker Laurie Hook draws on her rich experience of working alongside Ed for over two decades as she blends only the best lots from these outstanding vineyards. Each vineyard is aged separately in new French oak for two years before blending, resulting in a wine of great elegance and structure.

    Critical Acclaim:

    One of the finest Private Reserves made over the last two decades, this phenomenal wine is obviously still an infant in terms of development, but it exhibits a dense purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of blackberries, white chocolate, licorice, tobacco leaf, smoky barbecue, charcoal and a burning ember-like note reminiscent of a Graves from Bordeaux. A dense, luscious, full-bodied, opulent style, with sweet tannin, this locked and loaded, intense, full throttle Private Reserve should be accessible in 5-6 years and last for 25-30.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Deep ruby. Lively aromas of cassis, licorice and violet. Sweet and lush but juicy, with a strong chocolatey character and excellent underlying backbone. Very densely packed cabernet, with suaver tannins than the Steinhauer or Lampyridae bottlings. Finishes with lingering licorice and bitter chocolate notes. A very successful blend: 70% from Howell Mountain, 14% St. Helena, 8% Mt. Veeder and 8% Spring Mountain.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    myboat53 (2/21/2013)
    A really dense cab with lots of dark fruit. Great balance of chocolate notes and licorice. The tannins are there and firm at the finish-should get even better with age. We tasted this at the winery in Napa and loved it there. An exceptional cab.
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