2007 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • ST 93
  • CG 92
  • WS 91
  • JR 91
  • W&S 91
  • JS 90

Reviews for 2007 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
Production: 9,008 cases; Alcohol: 14.6%; Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Harvest Dates: September 10 to October 24. The 2007 Private Reserve is composed of 34% Bancroft Ranch, 33% Steinhauer Ranch, 8% Chabot Vineyard, 8%... Production: 9,008 cases; Alcohol: 14.6%; Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Harvest Dates: September 10 to October 24. The 2007 Private Reserve is composed of 34% Bancroft Ranch, 33% Steinhauer Ranch, 8% Chabot Vineyard, 8% Lampyridae, and the remainder from St. Helena Home Vineyard, Marston Ranch and Rancho del Oso fruit. A mild spring and summer with only a handful of heat spikes was followed by beautiful weather in September and October. One of the finest Private Reserves made over the last two decades, this phenomenal wine is obviously still an infant in terms of development, but it exhibits a dense purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of blackberries, white chocolate, licorice, tobacco leaf, smoky barbecue, charcoal and a burning ember-like note reminiscent of a Graves from Bordeaux. A dense, luscious, full-bodied, opulent style, with sweet tannin, this locked and loaded, intense, full throttle Private Reserve should be accessible in 5-6 years and last for 25-30. - Robert Parker
ST 93
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2015
93+ Dark red-ruby. Very primary aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille and mint. Juicy but totally unevolved, offering vibrant flavors of cassis, kirsch, blackberry, mint and crushed stone. Not a particularly fleshy... 93+ Dark red-ruby. Very primary aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille and mint. Juicy but totally unevolved, offering vibrant flavors of cassis, kirsch, blackberry, mint and crushed stone. Not a particularly fleshy wine but boasts a sexy chocolatey sweetness. Finishes firm, youthful and very long, with harmonious tannins. Compared to this wine, the 2006 is more tannic and also sweeter but this will eventually be silkier. Made mostly from mountain fruit.
CG 92
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, December 2010
Insistent, very precise Cabernet fruit is the bearing by which this well-made wine steers, and its deep theme of optimally ripened cassis shines through its ample blanket of rich oak and powers on past the youthful... Insistent, very precise Cabernet fruit is the bearing by which this well-made wine steers, and its deep theme of optimally ripened cassis shines through its ample blanket of rich oak and powers on past the youthful tannins that presently rough up its finish. There is even now a sense of precision and style that sets this one apart, and, if never an especially big wine in build, it is very well-stuffed and exudes real varietal confidence from beginning to lasting finish.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2010
Firm intense and vibrant featuring a complex focused core of earthy currant sage black licorice and mineral. Full-bodied yet sleek and trim on the finish where the flavors are slow to unfold. Best from 2012 through 2022... Firm intense and vibrant featuring a complex focused core of earthy currant sage black licorice and mineral. Full-bodied yet sleek and trim on the finish where the flavors are slow to unfold. Best from 2012 through 2022. 9000 cases made. -JL
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, December 2010
Rich yet energetic and well-structured. Ripe blackcurrant and black cherry, with anise, vanilla and mocha notes lurking in the background. This wine has a reputation for ageing beautifully over decades. 17.5/20
W&S 91
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, June 2011
Laurie Hook blended this wine from a collection of seven vineyards, the majority coming from Howell Mountain's Bancroft Ranch and Steinhauer sites (70 percent). The power and dark extract of that mountain fruit are... Laurie Hook blended this wine from a collection of seven vineyards, the majority coming from Howell Mountain's Bancroft Ranch and Steinhauer sites (70 percent). The power and dark extract of that mountain fruit are plumped up by juicier notes of plums and fat blackberries, all of it wrapped in the char of oak. A potent vintage of Private Reserve, this is built to age ten years or more.
JS 90
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2011
This is dense with a velvety texture and a lovely palate of toasted oak, coffee, and blackberries. It’s full and round with plenty of structure. Give it three to four years of bottle age. 14+22+22+32. Find the wine.