Chabot Vineyard lies east of the Silverado Trail, north of the road leading up Howell Mountain to Bancroft and Steinhauer Ranch. The chunks of shiny obsidian heavily strewn through its soil reflect the locale, known as “Glass Mountain.” An underlying layer of pumice and bedrock ensures excellent drainage. The inky, highly structured, deeply flavored Cabernet from this vineyard was the first that Beringer Vineyards elected to bottle as a Private Reserve, in 1977, and it continues to be a frequent component of contemporary vintages of Private Reserve. Chabot Cabernet consistently has finely knit tannins, and layers of black currant with hints of mint and cedar. Careful attention is paid to vineyard blocks, which are kept separate and vinified with a goal of extracting maximum flavor.
“From the vineyard used for the first Private Reserve bottling, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Chabot Vineyard is all Cabernet that was raised in 100% new barrels. It has a ripe yet elegant, medium to full-bodied style that carries lovely notes of ripe red and black fruits, chocolate, spice, and dried herbs. I love its balance, and it offers ripe tannins, plenty of sweet fruit, and a great finish." - Jeb Dunnuck, February 2020
“Violets, blueberries and hints of slate. Medium to full body. Firm, silky tannins. A tight and attractive wine. Better after 2022.” - James Suckling, February 2020
"Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Chabot Vineyard is deep garnet-purple. It rocks up with ready-to-sip scents of blackberry pie, red currants and black raspberries, plus touches of garrigue, crushed rocks and charcoal with a hint of wild thyme. Medium-bodied, the palate is finely framed, refreshing and elegantly styled with a slight chew to the texture and an herbal lift on the finish. 505 cases were made.”” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, August 13th, 2020
Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards' founding brother Jacob Beringer, was immersed in wine from the moment he was born in the heart of the Napa Valley. As the direct descendant to Beringer's first winemaker and one of the most iconic family names in Napa Valley wine history, he knew from a young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. As a young man he spent many hours working in his family's wine store in Saint Helena, expanding his knowledge of wine as well as gaining an appreciation for wines outside of the famous region he has always called home.
|Oak Treatment||100% French Oak (100% new)|
|Blend||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|