Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 |


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    Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California


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    Professional Ratings: 95 International Wine Cellar, 93 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 60388

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Original Wine Note: The 1999 Beringer Private Reserve is a paradigm for the argument that great wines should not be made by recipe. Because of microclimate variations on Howell Mountain in 1999, our Tre Colline Vineyard produced grapes that were riper, with more completely developed aromas, flavors and tannins than Bancroft Ranch, usually a Private Reserve favorite. The resulting wine has a rich texture, with dense cassis and blackberry fruit charactersitics matched by notes of cedar spice and earth. 2007 Tasting Note:

    Cherry, brown spice, slightly earthy, cedar.
    Pretty and elegant with sweet fruit.
    Medium body, good finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Ruby-red. Highly nuanced nose combines currant, plum, smoky oak, minerals, licorice and mint. Wonderfully sweet, sappy and dense. The most complex of these '99 cabernets, with enticing flavors of currant, minerals and brown spices. Very long, slow-building finish features big but sweet and fine tannins. Suave and impressive.
    Rating: 92-95

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Complex aromas of currant, herb, tobacco, olive and cedar lead to similar flavors in a rich, concentrated yet elegant presentation. Turns smooth and creamy, with vanilla, mocha and blackberry flavors peeking through on the finish. Best from 2005 through 2014. 10,000 cases made.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Big and oaky, as Private Reserves always are, the ’99 is a textbook toasty Chardonnay. Apple, peach and plum aromas and flavors are wrapped in a smooth, smoky cocoon. The rich and supple palate feel is a winner, the long finish still tight. Enjoyable already, but should be held for a few years.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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