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With each vintage of the acclaimed Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Beringer Winemaker Laurie Hook chooses the best lots from our reserve vineyards in the Napa Valley, each of which demonstrate remarkable expression of terroir. Beringer's extraordinary collection of vineyards is the result of a significant and decades-long relationship between viticulture and winemaking.

  • Year: 2011
  • Producer: Beringer
  • Dominant Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
93 Points
Vinous Antonio Galloni
"The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is quite silky, open and expressive in this vintage. Dark red cherries, plums, mocha, spices and licorice all flesh out in the glass. The vineyard blend in 2011 provides fascinating insights into how winemaker Laurie Hook handled the vintage. Hook blended the 2011 with just two vineyards, but in a significant departure from the past, built the Reserve on a core of 71% Steinhauer fruit from Howell Mountain, along with 29% Home Vineyard fruit and a drop of Morisoli. Up until single-vineyard wines became all the rage a few decades ago, blending fruit from various sites was the norm in most winemaking regions (Burgundy being the notable exception), an approach that is especially helpful in challenging vintages. Beringer did a great job with the 2011 Reserve. Not surprisingly, production is down sharply."
91 Points
Wine Advocate
"The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is from only two sources (somewhat unusual), the Steinhauer Vineyard on Howell Mountain (71%) and the St. Helena Home Vineyard (29%). It achieved 14.7% natural alcohol and a relatively high pH of 3.9, which suggests plenty of ripeness, no doubt from the Howell Mountain component. Aged 18 months in new French oak and 12 months in the bottle before being released, this beautiful Cabernet demonstrates the commitment to quality that exists at Beringer despite its colossal size. The 2011 exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of chocolate, red and black currants, graphite and spring flowers. Ripe and medium-bodied with gorgeous fruit, and no astringency or herbaceousness, this is a lovely, soft, round, juicy wine to drink over the next decade."
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Item #14289

Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 750ml

country: California/region: Napa Valley

Availability: In stock

$173.99
750ml
You will earn 173 Points for purchasing this product.
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