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."
Marston Vineyard perches on the slopes of Spring Mountain to the west of St. Helena, just a few miles uphill from the site of the Beringer brothers’ original St. Helena Home vineyard. The restrictive soil, mostly stony loam, produces grapes with highly developed fruit flavors. Within the vineyard, the terrain rises to approximately 1200 feet, varying between steep, terraced slopes to gently rolling land. The 2012 Marston was harvested on October 20th and was aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak barrels.
For the 2013 blend, the largest portion came from several of our reserve vineyards -- Bancroft Ranch Vineyard in the Howell Mountain AVA, Marston Vineyard in the Spring Mountain AVA and the St. Helena Home Vineyard which was part of the original acreage purchased by Jacob and Frederick Beringer in 1865. The blend is one that highlights the best of Napa Valley’s valley floor and mountain-top terroir.
Ripe dark fruits are accented by hints of cedar and dark chocolate aromas. The mouthfeel is dense and lush, with juicy red and blue berries and a solid structure.
The 2013 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of ripe black fruit, mocha, dried herbs and licorice. Opulent but structured, this versatile wine has supple blue and black fruit notes accented by dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a silky, lingering finish.