In an effort to provide our collectors with up to date information on our wines, Beringer Chief Winemaker Laurie Hook is delighted to share regular updated tasting notes on Private Reserve Cabernet.
One of the longest, coolest growing seasons in memory—in an area where long and cool growing seasons are common—produced intense, tannic and well-balanced wines with great aging potential. Again, the Chabot, St. Helena Home and Bancroft vineyards were the source of the Cabernet Sauvignon for the Private Reserve, with the addition of 3 percent Cabernet Franc from the Bancroft Ranch vineyard. The wine is highly concentrated and extractive, with expressive, big, dark fruit aromas and flavors. It has very fine, integrated tannins and a long finish.
PR Cab components: 40% Bancroft, 30% St Helena Home, 27% Chabot, 3% Bancroft Cabernet Franc
Winemaster Emeritus, Ed Sbragia, Chief Winemaker, Laurie Hook and Assistant Winemaker, Chris Louton share their thoughts as they taste through the Beringer Retrospective. This is a great opportunity to hear what the winemakers say today about the older vintage wines.
Gorgeous, but it’s a baby (still youthful)
Chocolate and spice, blackberry, black cherry, cassis, mint, licorice and cedar