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2018 Beringer Maestro Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Beringer Maestro Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Beringer Maestro Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

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Description

Description

The St. 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 mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon, its fruit has been a key component of the Private Reserve Cabernet since 1982, and is a key component of Beringer 8th Maker Cabernet Sauvignon. St. Helena Home Vineyard Cabernet is characterized by classic Cabernet flavors of berries and black cherries layered with licorice and spice and a fleshy mid-palate. Careful attention is paid to vineyard blocks, which are kept separate and vinified with a goal of extracting maximum flavor.

Awards & Accolades

  • 94

    JamesSuckling.com

    “Fresh blueberries, blackberries, chocolate, dried flowers and vanilla. Black tea, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine and caressing tannins. Long, rich and deep with generous fruit and chocolate.” - James Suckling, January 2021

  • 95

    JebDunnuck.com

    “There are 739 cases of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Home Vineyard, which comes from a site in St. Helena and is all Cabernet brought up in 48% new barrels. More blue fruits, violets, flowers, sandalwood, and dried tobacco emerge from this beauty, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with a seamless, elegant texture, terrific purity and a great finish. It’s another rock star wine in this lineup.” - Jeb Dunnuck, January 28, 2021

  • 95

    Vinous

    “The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Home Vineyard is another superb wine in this range. Here, too the fruit really jumps out. Bright red fruit, blood orange, spice and cedar are all perked up by bright, salivating acids. Hints of rose petal and lavender add striking perfume. The 2018 will drink well pretty much right out of the gate. Today, the 2018 is irresistible for its forward, inviting personality.” - Antonio Galloni, March 2021

Wine & Vintage Details

Vintage

February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels. Volume is looking great, up 20-30% increase over average crop quantity.

Vineyard & Winemaking Details

Saint Helena AVA

Saint Helena

Vineyard Note

The St. 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 mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon, its fruit has been a key component of the Private Reserve Cabernet since 1982. St. Helena Home Vineyard Cabernet is characterized by classic Cabernet flavors of berries and black cherries layered with licorice and spice and a fleshy mid-palate. The 2016 St. Helena aged 21 months in 47% new French oak barrels. Careful attention is paid to vineyard blocks, which are kept separate and vinified with a goal of extracting maximum flavor.

Mark Beringer - Winemaker

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.

Winemaker Mark Beringer

Alcohol % 14%
Enclosure Type Cork
Oak Treatment 21 Months, 100% French Oak (48% new)
pH 3.67
Blend 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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