2004 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • ST 95
  • WS 93
  • JR 93
  • W&S 93
  • CG 90

Reviews for 2004 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
I’ll start with the best wine, which is the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve, which is a blend of 6% Bancroft, 42% Steinhauer, 18% St. Helena Home Vineyard, 11% Marston, 3% Chabot, 3% Rancho del Oso, and 2%... I’ll start with the best wine, which is the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve, which is a blend of 6% Bancroft, 42% Steinhauer, 18% St. Helena Home Vineyard, 11% Marston, 3% Chabot, 3% Rancho del Oso, and 2% Lampyridae fruit. This spectacular 2004 has notes of barbecue smoke, roasted meats, black currants, licorice and a blackberry-like richness. Hints of coffee bean and white chocolate also make an appearance in this plump, full-bodied, voluptuously textured, dense ruby/purple-colored wine. This is a beauty. The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is approaching its late adolescence and should hold beautifully for at least another 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
ST 95
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2015
Bright, dark red. Dark raspberry, toffee, cedar, anise, sweet butter, smoked meat, minerals and nutty oak on the complex, inviting nose. A suave, fine-grained, perfumed midweight with fresh acidity and underlying... Bright, dark red. Dark raspberry, toffee, cedar, anise, sweet butter, smoked meat, minerals and nutty oak on the complex, inviting nose. A suave, fine-grained, perfumed midweight with fresh acidity and underlying minerality energizing its cassis, spice and mineral flavors. This wonderfully silky, very long wine boasts a near-perfect integration of fruit, acidity and tannins. The finish leaves the mouth perfumed. Delicious now but built for a long life in bottle.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Rich dense and chewy with ripe plum blackberry fresh earth and mineral flavors framed by smoky cedary oak. Intense and persistent ending with a mix of cherry and currant fruit. The tannins are firm but ripe. Needs time... Rich dense and chewy with ripe plum blackberry fresh earth and mineral flavors framed by smoky cedary oak. Intense and persistent ending with a mix of cherry and currant fruit. The tannins are firm but ripe. Needs time. Best from 2009 through 2018. 8200 cases made. –JL
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2008
Dark berry and oak spice aromas. Rich, mouthfilling black currant and black cherry, plus toast, minerals and cedar. Full bodied and with substantial tannic structure, it remains on the elegant side and promises rewards... Dark berry and oak spice aromas. Rich, mouthfilling black currant and black cherry, plus toast, minerals and cedar. Full bodied and with substantial tannic structure, it remains on the elegant side and promises rewards with cellaring. 18/20 (LM)
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, February 2008
Ed Sbragia blends this wine from eight sites. The Steinhauer Ranch on Howell Mountain made the largest contribution to this vintage (42 percent), followed by the St. Helena Home Ranch (18) and Bancroft Ranch (15). His... Ed Sbragia blends this wine from eight sites. The Steinhauer Ranch on Howell Mountain made the largest contribution to this vintage (42 percent), followed by the St. Helena Home Ranch (18) and Bancroft Ranch (15). His 2004 shares the lush seamlessness that has long characterized the blend, but it also has a dark savor, with more character to the tannins than has been apparent in past vintages. The saturated fruit has a gunflint edge, a tight, mineral structure that will develop with age. Serve it with the dark meat of game birds, such as roast squab.
CG 90
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, December 2007
Polish rather power is the forte of this refined look at Cabernet, and, from beginning to end, keen and carefully oaked curranty fruit is the wine's main motif. Unlike so many of its high-tannin, very ripe kin, this one... Polish rather power is the forte of this refined look at Cabernet, and, from beginning to end, keen and carefully oaked curranty fruit is the wine's main motif. Unlike so many of its high-tannin, very ripe kin, this one manages to be solid without sprawling and speaks with both a clear voice and a certain restraint. Mind you, it stints on neither richness nor depth, and its fine sense of balance tags it as a wine that will develop nicely with age even while not needing lengthy cellaring.