2018 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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JS 98 JD 97 VN 97 WA 95 WS 92
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Wild blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate, tobacco and dark spice on the nose. Dried violets, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, powdery tannins and a creamy texture. Intense, yet restrained and refined, with a...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, January 2021

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is based on 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, brought up in 90% new French oak. It’s a beautiful wine that shows the vintage’s pure...
VN 97

Vinous, January 2022

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is every bit as impressive today as it was last year. It might very well be the finest Private Reserve I have ever tasted. More than anything else, the 2018 impresses with its...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2021

95+ The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with subtle notes of fresh blackberries, mulberries and...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, November 2021

Dark in profile, but fresh, with vibrant black currant and black cherry preserve flavors laced with streaks of violet, iron and tobacco. Shows good energy throughout. Best from 2022 through 2032. 16,058 cases made. — JM


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve, a red wine that embodies the essence of California's North Coast region. This captivating wine is a testament to Beringer's commitment to crafting exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.

In the glass, this wine displays a deep, garnet-purple hue that is both alluring and evocative. The nose is immediately greeted by an enchanting bouquet of wild blackberry, cassis, and dark chocolate. As the aromas swirl, subtle hints of tobacco and dark spice emerge, adding layers of complexity and intrigue. Delicate dried violets dance in the background, lending a touch of elegance to the overall profile.

On the palate, this medium-to-full-bodied wine showcases firm, powdery tannins that provide structure and balance. The creamy texture envelops the senses, creating a luxurious mouthfeel that is both refined and opulent. The flavors intensify with each sip, revealing a solid core of dark berries and bitter chocolate. The wine's intensity is matched by its restraint and refinement, showcasing exemplary Napa Cabernet character.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive 98 points, praising its focused and crafted nature. He suggests cellaring this beauty until 2024 to fully appreciate its potential. Additionally, esteemed critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded it a stellar score of 97 points, noting its pure, elegant, and concentrated style.

The 2018 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is a wine that marries power with vibrancy in grand style, as described by Vinous. Esteemed wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive 95+ points, praising its mouth-coating black fruits and savory layers. Wine Spectator also lauded this wine, awarding it 92 points and noting its vibrant black currant and black cherry flavors.

This exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, with its 14.8% alcohol content, is a testament to Beringer's commitment to producing world-class wines. With its cork closure, it invites you to savor each sip and embark on a journey of unparalleled flavors and aromas.

The 2018 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is a wine that will continue to evolve and delight over the next 20-25 years. It is a true masterpiece from one of California's most esteemed producers, making it a must-have for any wine connoisseur or collector.