Beringer Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Original Price $199.99
Current Price $169.97

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97pts Jeb Dunnuck

95+pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

If you're interested in a powerhouse Cabernet from a big name Napa Valley winery which still has 20 years of evolving in it, then this is the wine for you. Get out your favorite decanter and let the wine sit while you prepare Asiago-stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika. They will bring out the lovely, gentle notes of smoke in the wine. For the entree, think hearty and meaty. If you're thinking classic Cab-and-a-slab, then make it a beautifully simple steak au poivre. Grill it so that bit of char allows the smooth tannins to shine. Braised lamb shanks with leeks, eggplant, red wine and ancho chile will be perfect with the dense, full body of this Private Reserve. Rigatoni with homemade meatballs and a roasted tomato ragu just might bring down the house. Get ready for thundering applause winelovers!

Jeb Dunnuck: "I was able to taste to two vintages of the Private Reserve, and the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve comes from a vintage loved by the estate. The final blend is the normal 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot brought up in 85% new French oak. This full-bodied, ripe, voluptuous beauty shows the vintage to a T, offering a blast of sweet blackcurrants, licorice, ground herbs, and graphite aromas and flavors. Blockbuster styled, with full body and an expansive, sexy texture, it has the depth and density to continue drinking brilliantly for 20+ years. Maturity: 2019 - 2039." Jan 2019

Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate: "Containing the tiniest splashes of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of plum preserves, baked blackberries and cassis with hints of menthol, sandalwood and chocolate box. Full-bodied with soft, seductive tannins and a lively backbone supporting the generous, ripe, opulent fruit, it has a decadent spiciness and great length. Drink date: 2018 - 2030." oct 2017

Winery: "With each vintage of the acclaimed Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, the Beringer winemaker chooses the best lots from our reserve vineyards in the Napa Valley, each of which demonstrates remarkable expression of terroir. Beringer’s extraordinary collection of vineyards is the result of a significant and decades-long relationship between viticulture and winemaking. Open and approachable, with soft and silky tannins, this expression of Private Reserve shows plenty of dark fruit aromas and flavors, with blueberry, blackberry and black cherry much in evidence alongside aromas of violets, licorice and evident oak spice. Wonderful upon release, the wine will reward patient aging for many years.

Bottle: 750ml, cork
Varietal: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Verdot
Alcohol: 15.2%
Total Acidity: 5.8g/L
pH: 3.92
Aging: 20 months in new French oak, 82% new
Region: Napa Valley, California
Original Price $199.99
Current Price $169.97

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