2016 BERINGER PRIVATE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
As much as we love sharing new winemakers and up-and-coming producers, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of historic significance, pride and antiquity from tasting a cult wine that helped pave the way for our beloved Napa Valley in USA to become one of the greatest wine regions of the world. The Beringer flagship Private Reserve Cabernet hasn’t skipped a beat either, among the Best Napa Valley Cult Wines. Here’s a chance to Enjoy it, cellar, share and Divulge at a fantastic price…. (case-worthy) This is a Perfect Wine from the 2016 Vintage.
99 POINTS – JAMES SUCKLING
99JS | James Sucking Notes, “Breathtaking. Exceptional integration of super ripe blackberries and the very finest oak. The tannins build up beautifully, forming wave upon wave as the wine flows across the palate. Then the wave breaks on your palate and shoots way out at the finish, so that you wonder where it will end and normal life begin again. Needs time to soften, but this is so, so good. Give it two or three years” – JAMES SUCKLING 99 POINTS
97 POINTS – JEB DUNNUCK
97JD | Jeb Dunnuck Notes, “…As with the 2015, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve shows the vintage beautifully and is more pure, classic, and elegant. Notes of crème de cassis, graphite, lead pencil shavings, and freshly crushed rocks give way to a medium to full-bodied, seamless Cabernet that has remarkable purity of fruit and impeccable balance. Made from 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot aged in 83% new French oak, it’s more reserved and backward than the 2015 and will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades.” JEB DUNNUCK 97+ POINTS
95 POINTS – WINE ADVOCATE
Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate Notes, “Composed of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot aged for 20 months in 83% new French oak, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve sings of crème de cassis, kirsch, blackberry preserves and blueberry pie, with loads of chocolate box, floral and baking spices hints. Full-bodied with a firm, chewy frame and loads of savory accents, it delivers a long, multilayered finish… “ WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS