2005 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 375ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 93
  • W&S 93
  • ST 91

Reviews for 2005 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
95+ Beringer’s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve comes from the top selection from all their different holdings, with each vineyard aged separately for close to two years, then blended for quality. This blend of... 95+ Beringer’s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve comes from the top selection from all their different holdings, with each vineyard aged separately for close to two years, then blended for quality. This blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc is a gorgeous example of the Private Reserve. Of course, it probably suffers from the fact that Beringer is part of a gigantic international conglomerate, but this is just a stunning wine – inky purple, with plenty of cassis, a hint of espresso, subtle background oak and forest notes. The color is opaque and the wine full-bodied and opulent, with sweet tannin and a multilayered mouthfeel. It has silky tannins, good freshness and uplifting acid, which should ensure a considerable longevity of 15-20 additional years. This is a stunner. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2008
Offers richness concentration and depth while remaining elegant and supple focusing on the ripe spicy currant mineral herb and sage notes. Ends with a measure of finesse and polish with the right mix of tannins. Drink now... Offers richness concentration and depth while remaining elegant and supple focusing on the ripe spicy currant mineral herb and sage notes. Ends with a measure of finesse and polish with the right mix of tannins. Drink now through 2016. 9709 cases made. -JL
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, April 2009
A great vintage of Private Reserve this reflects the sensibilities of two winemakers: Ed Sbragia who has shepherded the blend for three decades and Laurie Hook who joined Sbragia in 1986. Hook's influence on the Beringer... A great vintage of Private Reserve this reflects the sensibilities of two winemakers: Ed Sbragia who has shepherded the blend for three decades and Laurie Hook who joined Sbragia in 1986. Hook's influence on the Beringer style has been subtle but significant over the past several years. The tightness of this wine and the more overt minerality in its tannin provide a defined arc of flavor with firmer edges than often appeared in the smooth sleek Private Reserve blends of the past. A large portion of the wine comes from Howell Mountain (Bancroft Ranch Steinhauer and Rancho del Oso make up 60 percent) with another 25 percent from Beringer's St. Helena Home Ranch. The detail in the tannin shapes the complexity of the wine the dark fruit and licorice flavors smoothed by oak. It's a formidable cabernet deserving of ten years in the cellar to reach peak drinking.
ST 91
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2016
91+ Bright, medium ruby-red. Deep, scented aromas of black plum, cassis, flowers, minerals and licorice, plus a hint of spicecake. Very smooth, dry and seamless if a bit youthfully streamlined today. Shows a medicinal... 91+ Bright, medium ruby-red. Deep, scented aromas of black plum, cassis, flowers, minerals and licorice, plus a hint of spicecake. Very smooth, dry and seamless if a bit youthfully streamlined today. Shows a medicinal cast to its dark berry, licorice and menthol flavors. Still quite primary and in need of additional bottle age to soften. Finishes with a major dusting of slightly drying tannins. This is evolving very slowly and should go on for at least another 15 years.
JJB 94
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, October 2008
Dark purple core with a lighter ruby rim. Blackberry cherry and cola aromas backed by dark wet earth all surrounded by rich kitchen spices - vanilla and fresh ginger bread. Smooth entry on the palate with a quick build to... Dark purple core with a lighter ruby rim. Blackberry cherry and cola aromas backed by dark wet earth all surrounded by rich kitchen spices - vanilla and fresh ginger bread. Smooth entry on the palate with a quick build to a full-bodied wine with nice tannic structure. A balanced and focused Cabernet with lots of promise. Delicious now but give this concentrated beauty a few years in the cellar to allow it all to integrate and then enjoy over the next two decades.
JJB 93
John Perry - JJ Buckley, March 2011
Opaque purple core. An extremely fragrant nose offers black cherry and raspberry complemented by notes of earth spice and a creamy vanilla edge. The aromas jump from the glass building anticipation for the full-bodied... Opaque purple core. An extremely fragrant nose offers black cherry and raspberry complemented by notes of earth spice and a creamy vanilla edge. The aromas jump from the glass building anticipation for the full-bodied palate which delivers rich lush texture while still showing great poise and focus. Dark fruit enters gracefully joined by a touch of minerality and mocha towards the back to finish with sweet tannins and a lingering note of spice. After sitting in the bottle for four hours the wine was in a terrific spot and quite enjoyable now. Yet it has the stuffing to continue evolving for another 15+ years