Wine Advocate | Robert Parker | June 30, 2011 "I’ve enjoyed many bottles of this spectacular effort, which still possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sumptuous nose of spring flowers, graphite, loamy soil, creme de cassis, black cherries and blackberries. With sweet tannin, a full-bodied mouthfeel and incredible purity as well as youthfulness, this wine has another 15-20 years of life left in it. If this were a Bordeaux, one would think it was 8-10 years old, not two decades. There are no hard edges, and the seamless integration of all the component parts make it one of the prodigious Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserves to drink now as well as over the next 20 years."
Tre Colline Vineyard (“Three Hills”) is situated at an elevation of 1800 feet, northeast of the town of Angwin in the Howell Mountain Appellation. This wine is intensely flavored with cherry fruit flavors and Napa Valley Cabernet’s characteristic hint of olives and spice.
Ultrarich, with complex, exotic aromas, and a wonderful center of ripe currant, blackberry, mocha, sage and mineral. Holds its focus, and while firmly tannic on the finish, the tannins are ripe and polished.
Wine Advocate | Robert Parker | June 30, 2011 "This exuberant, powerful wine exhibits a dense purple color as well as a wonderful, sexy, earthy, flamboyant bouquet and sweet, fat, fleshy flavors. This is a succulent, classic California fruit bomb offering up spice box, licorice, tobacco leaf, seductive smoky oak, and abundant creme de cassis and blackberry fruit. Viscous, thick and juicy, it appears to be on a relatively fast evolutionary track and can be drunk now or cellared for another 10-15 years."
Wine Advocate | Robert Parker | June 30, 2011 "An elegant Cabernet, it reveals abundant notes of chocolate, black cherries, black currants and earth in its dense, medium to full-bodied personality. With beautiful purity, sweet tannin and a nicely delineated, structured mouthfeel, it is still a young, but accessible wine that will not reach full maturity for another 5-6 years. It should keep for at least two decades."