94 points, Antonio Galloni "Dark, sumptuous and racy, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Chabot Vineyard is all about texture. This is one of the more voluptuous wines in the Beringer range. As such, it will drink nicely right out of the gate. The radiant, expressive finish is striking in its immediacy, but there is plenty of finesse and nuance here as well."
Howell Mountain is also the home for Beringer’s single vineyard Cabernet Franc, long a favorite in the Rhine House tasting room by staff and customers of many years. The 2012 Cabernet Franc comes from Bancroft Ranch, and demonstrates the intensity and concentration of flavors resulting from Bancroft’s restrictive soils and unique microclimates. The 2012 Bancroft Ranch Cabernet Franc was harvested on October 30th and was aged for 16 months in 80% new French oak barrels.