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2016 Beringer St Helena Home Vineyard Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Beringer St Helena Home Vineyard Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Beringer St Helena Home Vineyard Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

Technical Information

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2016
Appellation Saint Helena
Blend 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Treatment Aged 21 months in 100% French Oak (47% new)
Alcohol % 15%
Enclosure Type Cork
Case Production 453 cases
pH 3.77
Pick Date 09/30/2016

Scores & Accolades

  • 96
    "From a vineyard located just behind the estate at the base of Spring Mountain, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Home Vineyard stands out in the lineup for its seamless, sexy, incredibly elegant profile. Full-bodied notes of blackberry jam, cassis, spice, and graphite all emerge from this beauty, which has a rounded, opulent texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. It’s a rock star of a wine to enjoy over the coming 15 years or so.” - Jeb Dunnuck
  • 95+
    "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Chabot Vineyard is made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 21 months in 36% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it reveals a beautiful floral nose of roses, lavender and lilacs with a core of kirsch, blackcurrant pastilles, black cherries and warm plums with wafts of cigar box and tilled soil. Full, concentrated and featuring loads of red and black fruit layers, it has a very firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and a very long, perfumed finish. 479 cases produced." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, October 2018
  • 95
    "Dark and intense with a ton of blackberries and ripe cassis on the nose and just a hint of mint. Concentrated and powerful but well proportioned. The generous tannins are also very polished and balanced by delicate sweetness through the lingering finish. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com

Vintage

A dry January was followed by a wet February, while temperatures remained mild. Bud break was early but slowed as April arrived with consistent showers. The growing season proceeded at a leisurely pace, allowing fruit to reach full maturity with balanced acid and complex layers of flavor.

Vineyard

The Saint Helena Home Vineyard is largely responsible for the establishment of Beringer Vineyards because this site, situated around the present-day winery, first attracted founder Jacob Beringer to the property in 1875. The vineyard is formed of a sloped alluvial fan of rock and gravelly soils with little capacity to hold water. Planted entirely to Cabernet Sauvignon, its fruit has been a key component of the Private Reserve Cabernet since 1982.