95 points, The Wine Advocate
"The magnificent 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Lampyridae Vineyard comes from Mt. Veeder, one of my favorite sources when the Cabernet achieves full ripeness. Blueberry, black raspberry, floral, licorice, lavender and a hint of blood aromas jump from the glass of this dense, full-bodied, voluptuously textured wine. This super-impressive 2012 should drink well for 15-20 years. For its size and prominence, the St. Helena flagship Beringer winery does a remarkable job with the quality of its offerings."
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Lampyridae, “firefly” in Latin, is Napa’s highest vineyard at approximately 2400 ft elevation. This picturesque vineyard is high above the fog layer and has longer hours of sunshine and warmer nights, but days are cooler than the lower elevation vineyards. On clear days you can see all the way to San Francisco. One of the newest vineyards in the Private Reserve line-up, it shows incredible depth of flavor and intense, unique black fruit characters. The 2012 Lampyridae was aged for 18 months in 95% new French oak barrels.
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