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.
A cool, rainy beginning to 1995 vintage lowered yields; however, the lengthened growing season resulted in the development of rich flavors and deep colors. According to Ed Sbragia, “patience brought success in this vintage.” Ed selected Cabernet from Bancroft Ranch, Tre Colline, Chabot and St. Helena Home vineyards for this wine, adding three percent Cabernet Franc from Tre Colline. Very, dark purple in the glass. The amazingly expressive nose almost defines great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon—cassis and ripe wild blackberry melange, complimented by French oak spice. A very good year in a bottle.
PR Cab components: 37% Tre Colline, 34% Bancroft Ranch, 19% Chabot, 7% St. Helena Home, 3% Tre Colline 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.
Warm spices, cedar, mushroom, forest floor, blackberry, and coco-mint