Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Mark Beringer

 

95 Points, Wine Advocate

“The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Home Vineyard is a knock-out and, of course, is one of the vineyards that is heavily represented in the final blend for the Private Reserve. There’s no doubt about the quality of this big, classic Cabernet Sauvignon, which offers blackcurrant fruit, licorice, cedar wood, and some spice and earth.” - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

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 entirely 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.

Vintage Notes

The 2014 vintage offered an ideal growing season. Although California’s drought brought another dry winter the growing season started with a warm, dry spring and relatively early bud break. Summer was mild and consistent with even, warm temperatures. Throughout the Napa Valley the season was even and tempered with no heat spikes or early rain. Warm days with plenty of sunshine and cool evenings allowed for excellent ripening, phenolic and flavor development in the grapes. Overall, vintage 2014 wines are of very high quality.

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