To honor the Year of the Tiger, we crafted this limited-edition Cabernet Sauvignon from some of our most rugged mountain vineyards. The vines it comes from grow in soils that are rocky and steep but still manage to thrive and produce stunning fruit. With bold flavors and aromas, this cuvee exemplifies the powerful and graceful spirit of the tiger.
Dark ruby in color, the Year of the Tiger cuvee invites you in with aromas of black cherries and macerated plums. Layered flavors of blackberries, dark chocolate and black currant coat the palate and are followed by notes of baking spices and fresh vanilla. With a mouthfeel that is textured yet polished, this uniquely blended cuvee has a long silky finish.
The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season, not without its moments of unpredictability, helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure and soft tannins. Volume is looking to be about average to a little less than average. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture promises an amazing vintage.
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.