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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>>Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Vineyard 2004


Tweet BERINGER >>Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Vineyard 2004 Release Price: $NA Country: California >>Region: Napa >> Score: BT A rich, potent young wine, with layers of loamy currant, blackberry, herb and espresso flavors. Richly tannic, it fills out nicely on the palate, finishing with a burst of dense flavors. Score range: 92-94 –JL

BERINGER>>Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Tre Colline Vineyard 2002


Tweet BERINGER >>Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Tre Colline Vineyard 2002 Release Price: $NA Country: California >>Region: Napa >> Score: BT Truly seductive, with wonderful aromatics and purity of flavor. Remarkably complex and savory, weaving together rich currant, sandalwood, mocha and anise. Wow. Score range: 95-100 –JL

BERINGER>>Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch 2000


Tweet BERINGER >>Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch 2000 Release Price: $NA Country: California >>Region: Napa >> Score: BT Firm and tightly focused, with a solid core of currant, pencil lead and earthy black cherry flavors, finishing with raw, clamped-down tannins. Score range: 92-94 –JL

BERINGER>>Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch 2005


Tweet BERINGER >>Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch 2005 Release Price: $NA Country: California >>Region: Napa >> Score: BT The tannins on the finish have a stern attitude, but there’s much to admire in this rich, concentrated youngster. Firm, with a chewy core of spicy currant, earth, truffle and cedar. Score range: 92-94 –JL

BERINGER>>Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve 2006


Tweet BERINGER >>Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve 2006 Release Price: Country: California >>Region: Napa >> Score: 92 Elegant, rich and complex, with supple layers of ripe pear, apple, melon and appealing ginger spice notes that unfold gracefully and end with a succulent array of flavors, polish and finesse. Drink now through 2010. 21,100 cases made. […]

BERINGER>>Chardonnay Napa Valley Sbragia Limited-Release 2006


Tweet BERINGER >>Chardonnay Napa Valley Sbragia Limited-Release 2006 Release Price: Country: California >>Region: Napa >> Score: 92 A rich, complex style that veers to opulent without being excessive, offering layers of ripe fig, honeydew melon, hazelnut and spicy nutmeg notes. Deeply concentrated. Drink now through 2010. 5,775 cases made. –JL

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 […]