WineMiser.com Rotating Header Image

Posts under ‘Wine Ratings’

BERINGER – Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve 1997


Tweet BERINGER >>Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve 1997 Release Price: 0 Current Auction Price: >>Country: California >> Score: 87 Tight and well structured, with aromas, with fresh earth, herb, currant and dried berry. While young, it’s still firmly tannic. Decant for now. Best of four bottles (two were oxidized). –’97 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink […]

BERINGER>>Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve 1986


Tweet BERINGER >>Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve 1986 Release Price: Country: California >>Region: Napa >> Score: 91 Firm and concentrated, a tightly wound wine with toasty aromas and ripe but reined-in flavors of pear and butterscotch. Silky texture, beautifully foc used and long. Shows a great deal of subtlety and plenty of room to grow. […]

BERINGER>>Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve 1985


Tweet BERINGER >>Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve 1985 Release Price: Current Auction Price: 1 >>Country: California >> Score: 88 Aromas of hazelnut, spice and dried currant carry over to the palate, where those flavors run deep with good concentration. The tannins stick out a bit on the finish, giving it a slightly sharp edge.–1985 […]

BERINGER>>Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve 1984


Tweet BERINGER >>Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Private Reserve 1984 Release Price: Current Auction Price: >>Country: California >> Score: 86 Mature, with complex currant, anise, dried plum and tar notes, it turns dry yet holds its fruit better than most, finishing with a persistent aftertaste that echoes mature Cabernet flavors.–California Cabernet ’74/’84/’94 retrospective. Drink now. 8,000 […]

BERINGER>>Zinfandel Napa Valley 1992


Tweet BERINGER >>Zinfandel Napa Valley 1992 Release Price: Country: California >>Region: Napa >> Score: 87 Strikes a nice balance between the ripe and supple cherry and raspberry flavors and the spicy anise notes. Manages to pull off a smooth and supple style, even with its tannins showing. Good value for this kind of complexity. 28,000 […]

BERINGER>>Zinfandel North Coast 1988


Tweet BERINGER >>Zinfandel North Coast 1988 Release Price: Country: California >>Region: Other California >> Score: 85 Soft and flavorful, with lots of blackberry and plum flavors and not many tannins. Broad, appealing and medium-bodied. 23,000 cases made. –

BERINGER>>Gamay Beaujolais California 1996


Tweet BERINGER >>Gamay Beaujolais California 1996 Release Price: Country: California >>Region: Other California >> Score: 86 A soft and flavorful red, à la Beaujolais, with ripe, juicy raspberry and black cherry flavors and hints of tea and vanilla. Its fruit flavors rev up in intensity on the finish. A tasty alternative, affordably priced. Drink now. […]

BERINGER>>Gamay Beaujolais California Nouveau 1997


Tweet BERINGER >>Gamay Beaujolais California Nouveau 1997 Release Price: Country: California >>Region: Other California >> Score: 85 Here’s a light and appealing Gamay in the early-drinking Beaujolais Nouveau style, recommended for its effusion of berry flavors on a supple frame. From a reliable winery, it’s of very good quality at an almost unheard-of low price. […]

BERINGER>>Zinfandel Napa Valley 1991


Tweet BERINGER >>Zinfandel Napa Valley 1991 Release Price: Country: California >>Region: Napa >> Score: 86 Solid and well balanced, with a tight core of cherry, wild berry and spice flavors. Finishes with firm tannins and good length. Drinkable now. 18,000 cases made. –JL

BERINGER>>Zinfandel North Coast 1985


Tweet BERINGER >>Zinfandel North Coast 1985 Release Price: Country: California >>Region: Other California >> Score: 87 With varietal aromas and flavors of blackberry, bramblebush and peppery spice, this is a textbook Zinfandel of modest scope, flavorful but not huge, moderately tannic, well-balanced, even elegant. The berry fruit carries through the finish. –