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Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Napa Valley, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Item no. 126363
Terrific… A gorgeous nose of toasty oak, and a silky, concentrated texture… Layered richness, remarkable balance, sweet, pure fruit, and a finish that lasts for nearly 30 seconds… This wine will age well for two decades.
Austere, tightly wound, with firm tannins and attractive currant and black cherry flavors. Shows a remarkable purity and depth of flavor, and the finish goes on and on. Given the firmness of the tannins, it's best cellared midterm.
When I was in northern California the week before Thanksgiving, the rumors that were swirling about the impending sale of Beringer by its international corporate owner, Nestle, to an investment consortium proved true when the sale was announced. Let's hope the new owners maintain the status quo, as Beringer has had an exceptional run of highly successful wines since the mid-eighties. Considering the diversity of wines produced, I would be hard pressed to single out another winery that has enjoyed as much success as Beringer has over the last decade.