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1990 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve
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Reviews for 1990 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
Production: 10300 cases; Alcohol: 13.4%; Blend: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc; Harvest Dates: September 18 - October 11 Unlike more recent offerings the 1990 came from three Napa Valley parcels the Chabot...
Production: 10300 cases; Alcohol: 13.4%; Blend: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc; Harvest Dates: September 18 - October 11 Unlike more recent offerings the 1990 came from three Napa Valley parcels the Chabot Vineyard on the east side of Napa Beringer's Home Vineyard in St. Helena and the Bancroft Vineyard on Howell Mountain. 1990 experienced one of Napa Valley's most exceptional growing seasons with a later than usual bud break and a hot May which served as a catalyst for early flowering and a large crop set. After some disquieting light rain in late August dry warm weather returned in September and October resulting in ideal conditions for the harvest. The 1990 is fully mature but it appears to have another decade of aging left. It exhibits terrific fruit intensity with lots of plum sauce black currants roasted meats cedar and cassis. Full-bodied and quite mature (it reveals some lightening at the edge) it is in no danger of drying out or declining.
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2001
Still firm intense and tannic but not out of line with lots of vitality and pure ripe rich flavors built around a core of juicy black cherry and blackberry. Turns chocolaty on the finish...
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2015
Good full red with ruby highlights; the darkest wine to this point in my tasting. Lovely perfume to the aromas of dark fruits, soy sauce and sweet oak spices lifted by white flowers. Plush and sweet yet savory too, with...
Good full red with ruby highlights; the darkest wine to this point in my tasting. Lovely perfume to the aromas of dark fruits, soy sauce and sweet oak spices lifted by white flowers. Plush and sweet yet savory too, with nicely integrated acidity and considerable mineral reserve energizing the dark fruit flavors. The long finish features a fine dusting of tannins and a note of five-spice powder. Lovely wine.
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