1997 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • JR 93
  • WE 93
  • ST 92

Reviews for 1997 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
Production: 24000 cases; Alcohol: 14%; Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Harvest Dates: September 12 to October 11. A bountiful nearly perfect crop of consistently high quality grapes was created by flawless weather with... Production: 24000 cases; Alcohol: 14%; Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Harvest Dates: September 12 to October 11. A bountiful nearly perfect crop of consistently high quality grapes was created by flawless weather with moderate but steady temperatures throughout the summer and beautiful weather in September and October. The result is a great vintage in both quality and quantity. The fruit came from five separate vineyards Bancroft Ranch and Tre Colline on Howell Mountain Chabot and St. Helena Home Vineyard and for the first time a small portion came from the Marston Ranch on Spring Mountain. Still densely purple-colored the 1997 exhibits wonderful plum blackberry cedar spice and subtle smoky oak notes a gorgeously opulent texture full-bodied power and hints of roasted espresso and white chocolate in the flavors. This beauty can be drunk now and over the next 12-15+ years. One of the all-time great Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserves it also has the highest production to date of this cuvee.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2002
Extremely glamorous Californian Cab with seductive layers of ripe fruit and no shortage of structure to keep it evolving in bottle. Very correct rather than flabby. 18/20
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2001
Creamy blackberry cassis toasty oak and vanilla aromas lead off. This elegant wine is loaded with additional flavors redolent of licorice tobacco spice and dense berries. It's all couched in supple velvety tannins. Long... Creamy blackberry cassis toasty oak and vanilla aromas lead off. This elegant wine is loaded with additional flavors redolent of licorice tobacco spice and dense berries. It's all couched in supple velvety tannins. Long and lush at the end.
ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2015
Saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blueberry liqueur, violet, licorice and menthol. Fat, rich and full, displaying generous, lush flavors of raspberry and dried spices. This voluminous wine is a bit aggressive without coming... Saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blueberry liqueur, violet, licorice and menthol. Fat, rich and full, displaying generous, lush flavors of raspberry and dried spices. This voluminous wine is a bit aggressive without coming across as hot. As round and sweet as it is, it also possesses substantial, late-arriving, dusty tannins and plenty of supporting acidity--actually higher than the 1995, according to Laurie Hook. Production of this bottling was the highest ever at 24,125 cases