1991 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 94
  • ST 93

Reviews for 1991 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
Production: 19500 cases; Alcohol: 14%; Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc; Harvest Dates: October 12 - November 11 The second largest production of Beringer's Private Reserve the 1991 came in just behind... Production: 19500 cases; Alcohol: 14%; Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc; Harvest Dates: October 12 - November 11 The second largest production of Beringer's Private Reserve the 1991 came in just behind the 24000 cases of the 1997. Interestingly these are among the greatest Private Reserves made and as Ed Sbragia told me it was just one of those perfect vintages. One of the longest and coolest growing seasons in the history of California it was marked by cool temperatures throughout the summer and a perfect Indian Summer. The hang time of the grapes ranging from the date of flowering to the date of harvest was historically long (I do not believe it has been equaled since). The Cabernet Sauvignon came from the same three sources as the 1990 Bancroft Ranch the Home Vineyard in St. Helena and Chabot Vineyard and the tiny dollop of Cabernet Franc was from the Bancroft Ranch site. I've enjoyed many bottles of this spectacular effort which still possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of spring flowers graphite loamy soil creme de cassis black cherries and blackberries. With sweet tannin a full-bodied mouthfeel and incredible purity as well as youthfulness this wine has another 15-20 years of life left in it. If this were a Bordeaux one would think it was 8-10 years old not two decades. There are no hard edges and the seamless integration of all the component parts make it one of the prodigious Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserves to drink now as well as over the next 20 years.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2002
Brimming with ripe complex youthful juicy plum black cherry chocolate currant and spicy fruit flavors. Very dark color excellent structure and depth of flavor. Finishes with a long complex aftertaste. Should last another... Brimming with ripe complex youthful juicy plum black cherry chocolate currant and spicy fruit flavors. Very dark color excellent structure and depth of flavor. Finishes with a long complex aftertaste. Should last another decade with ease...
ST 93
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2015
Deep red with ruby tones. Aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice pastille. Densely packed and sharply delineated, with vibrant black fruit, licorice and crushed rock flavors accented by sweet spices. Still tightly... Deep red with ruby tones. Aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice pastille. Densely packed and sharply delineated, with vibrant black fruit, licorice and crushed rock flavors accented by sweet spices. Still tightly wound owing to strong, harmonious acidity. Finishes long and subtle, with noteworthy spicy energy and a firm tannic spine. This should continue to unwind with more aging.