2002 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • ST 93
  • W&S 91
  • CG 91

Reviews for 2002 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
Put them all together and you have the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve a sensational 14000-case cuvee that is one of the benchmarks for what Napa Valley is capable of achieving. Its dense purple color is followed... Put them all together and you have the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve a sensational 14000-case cuvee that is one of the benchmarks for what Napa Valley is capable of achieving. Its dense purple color is followed by copious notes of smoky barbecue creme de cassis white chocolate blackberries charcoal and truffles. Full-bodied fleshy and succulent with sweet tannins in the finish this 2002 has not yet hit full maturity. Give it another 2-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades. I asked the winemaking team what the final blend was for the 2002 Private Reserve and to the best of their recollection the largest component was from Steinhauer Ranch (50%) followed by St. Helena Home Ranch (23%) and tiny percentages of Bancroft Rancho del Oso Chabot Marston and some Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain.
ST 93
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2015
93+ Good deep red. Very ripe, slightly roasted aromas of sweet fruit pastry and coffee liqueur. Huge and sweet if still a bit monolithic, with a wave of plush berry fruit washing over the palate. Finishes with... 93+ Good deep red. Very ripe, slightly roasted aromas of sweet fruit pastry and coffee liqueur. Huge and sweet if still a bit monolithic, with a wave of plush berry fruit washing over the palate. Finishes with substantial granular tannins and serious palate-staining length. This wine appears to be going through a closed stage today and still needs time in the cellar.
W&S 91
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2006
Ed Sbragia blends this wine from a selection of vineyards primarily on Howell Mountain and closer to the winery in St. Helena. On their own, these vineyards produce distinctive and ageworthy cabernets; Sbragia's... Ed Sbragia blends this wine from a selection of vineyards primarily on Howell Mountain and closer to the winery in St. Helena. On their own, these vineyards produce distinctive and ageworthy cabernets; Sbragia's selections of Chabot, Marston and Bancroft are among the top wines in the valley. The Private Reserve often blends away some of those distinctions, emphasizing winemaking style instead. To me, it often tastes like a well-heeled wine, glossy and easy to appreciate. This vintage goes beyond those straightforward charms. It starts off warm and fat, with spicy red berry flavors and a touch of bitterness in the tannin, then air begins to meld the fruit and structure, bringing complexity and a meaty richness. Check on it in ten years.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, August 2006
Here is a big, beautifully ripened, definitively varietal opus that is brimming with deep, well-extracted fruit and decked out with a full measure of very sweet oak. Its precise focus and its wholly impeccable balance... Here is a big, beautifully ripened, definitively varietal opus that is brimming with deep, well-extracted fruit and decked out with a full measure of very sweet oak. Its precise focus and its wholly impeccable balance place it at the forefront of the pack, and it never once hints at heaviness or heat. While fairly tannic, it is not in the least tough, and its essential juiciness perseveres to the end. Those with a taste for young Cabernet will find lots to like even now, but the real beauty of this compelling wine will only emerge with five years of time.
JJB 94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, May 2011
Dark red core with intense cherry red rim. There is loads of depth on the nose here with very attractive aromas of cedar cocoa powder red currant and cassis complemented by savory dried herbs red florals hints of vanilla... Dark red core with intense cherry red rim. There is loads of depth on the nose here with very attractive aromas of cedar cocoa powder red currant and cassis complemented by savory dried herbs red florals hints of vanilla and exotic spices. Only shows a tad bit of age on the nose at this stage with a hint of truffles in the mix. Soft and full in the mouth with loads of fruit and high toasted oak this medium-bodied wine is elegantly structured leading to a long lingering finish. Drink 2011-2017.