2003 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 375ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 91
  • ST 91

Reviews for 2003 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
The best wine of this group is the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve. For statisticians, the composition includes 32% from the St. Helena Home Vineyard, 19% from the Steinhauer Ranch, 12% from Marston Vineyard, 12%... The best wine of this group is the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve. For statisticians, the composition includes 32% from the St. Helena Home Vineyard, 19% from the Steinhauer Ranch, 12% from Marston Vineyard, 12% from Bancroft Ranch, 8% from the Quarry Vineyard, 6% from Rancho del Oso, 6% from Chabot, 3% from Bancroft, and 2% from Steinhauer Ranch. All these grapes were hand-picked between September 19 and October 28. This is a winner that is seemingly just entering its plateau of full maturity. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of black currants, creme de cassis, chocolate fudge, subtle barbecue scents, and hints of lavender, forest floor and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, rich and dense, it is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, as it has been in just about every vintage. The acidity is relatively low, and the 14.1% alcohol is average for a ripe Napa Cabernet. The pH is 3.71, which is just above average. This is a full-bodied, multidimensional red wine that should continue to drink well for at least another 10-15 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Complex on the palate, firm, intense, vibrant and a touch dry, with drying tannins. The core dark berry flavors are deep and persistent, gaining on the finish.—2003 California Cabernet blind retrospective (July 2013)... Complex on the palate, firm, intense, vibrant and a touch dry, with drying tannins. The core dark berry flavors are deep and persistent, gaining on the finish.—2003 California Cabernet blind retrospective (July 2013). Drink now through 2019. – JL
ST 91
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2015
91+ Deep red. Liqueur-like, slightly stewy aromas of cassis and redcurrant. Rich but slightly rigid, conveying a dehydrated skin character to the flavors of dark plum, spices and cedar. Owing to its combination of sound... 91+ Deep red. Liqueur-like, slightly stewy aromas of cassis and redcurrant. Rich but slightly rigid, conveying a dehydrated skin character to the flavors of dark plum, spices and cedar. Owing to its combination of sound acidity and serious tannins, this wine is still quite backward.
JJB 94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, June 2012
Shiny opaque red. Soft and pure nose with aromas of cedar fall leaves crème de cassis ripe red plum and French vanilla. Though still taut on the mid-palate this is really invigorating serious and persistent. Coats the... Shiny opaque red. Soft and pure nose with aromas of cedar fall leaves crème de cassis ripe red plum and French vanilla. Though still taut on the mid-palate this is really invigorating serious and persistent. Coats the palate with complex flavors of rich and luxurious blue fruit minerals sweet tannin and fine-grained oak leading to a long airy finish. This is just beginning to hit its stride but I have no doubt it will cellar well and drink beautifully for the next 20 years. A top shelf Napa cab that is aging gracefully.