2015 Beringer Vineyards - Private Reserve Cabernet

2015 Beringer Vineyards - Private Reserve Cabernet

10/30/2021, 9:42:52 AM
2015 Beringer Vineyards - Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (92 pts) @beringervyds ℹ️ This wine is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot from vineyards across the Napa Valley, California. The wine consists of grapes from the following Napa appellations: 62% Howell Mountain, 28% St Helena, 6% Spring Mountain, and 4% Mount Veeder. The wine is aged for 20 months in French oak barrels with 80% new oak. The wine is bottle-aged for another 12 months before release. 👁 Deep ruby color with heavy staining. 👃 Pronounced intensity on the nose. Aromas of stewed blackberry, boysenberry, black plum, oak, smoke, vanilla, whole cream, licorice, clove, cardamom, and mocha. 👄 The wine is dry, high acidity, high ripe spicy tannins, high alcohol (15.2%), and full body. Extremely dark and dense on the palate with a lot of baking spices. A medium+ length finish of reduced black fruit, oak spices, and mocha. 🔔 Beringer Private Reserve has always been one of those wines that don't necessarily get the credit it is due. Possibly due to the size of the broader Beringer portfolio. The 2015 is loaded with fruit concentration and structure built to age. The oak spices take over the palate, although the fruit does manage to peak through to let you know it is there. The finish is long, but the alcohol becomes more prevalent at the tail end. This wine will improve with age, but at the moment, it is dense and chewy. I would at least wait 5-7 years before opening. This wine is still undervalued! 💰~$130 #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #beringer #privatereserve #napa #napavalley #napawine #napavalleywine #cabernetsauvignon

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