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.
Ideal growing conditions led to a large, exceptional quality vintage. Great core of ripe Howell Mountain fruit from Bancroft and Tre Colline with a good portion of Chabot. St. Helena Home Vineyard and Marston Ranch components highlight fruit and balance texture. Mouthwatering but brooding cherry, blackberry and sweet plum flavors balanced with substantial structure, smoky oak, Corsican mint, brown spices and cedar. Intense, dense, great acid-to-fruit balance. Built for the long haul, and then some.
PR Cab components: 34% Tre Colline, 19% Chabot, 19% St. Helena Home, 16% Bancroft, 9% Marston, 3% Tre Colline Cabernet Franc, 1% Bancroft Cab 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.
Another big vintage
Berry, cassis, sweet herb character (bay leaf)
Cocoa, anise and toasted marshmallow
Flashier on release, firm tannins, slightly tight now, but a lot of flavor intensity