Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.332 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Tobin Trevarthen

A good year really brought the bang. Ruby red. Very perfumed nose. Big cherry. Tobacco. Figs. Chocolate.

A good year really brought the bang. Ruby red. Very perfumed nose. Big cherry. Tobacco. Figs. Chocolate.

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2019
Joe DAscoli

Opened and decanted 2 hours. Without food - very spicy and tannic with tobacco, pine overtones. With food - integrated and paired very well with steak. Forget turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Opened and decanted 2 hours. Without food - very spicy and tannic with tobacco, pine overtones. With food - integrated and paired very well with steak. Forget turkey. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Nov 26th, 2021
Amit Srivastava

Lovely Deep purple , no decanting . Big wine w a nice finish

Lovely Deep purple , no decanting . Big wine w a nice finish

Aug 16th, 2021
Christian Fischer

A very fine wine. Dark berries, cassis and vanilla. Glad I bought a few.

A very fine wine. Dark berries, cassis and vanilla. Glad I bought a few.

Apr 11th, 2021
Michelle M

I know this winery has a great reputation but I was a little disappointed. I read the 2015 vintage was uneven around Napa with some spots getting quick sugar ripening but phenolics couldn’t keep up. I feel it shows in this one as it would explain the high alcohol (over 15%!). The black fruit struggles to stand up to the robust oak notes, which are polished skillfully but with the short finish it all felt a bit out of balance. Kind of a let down for the reputation and the price point.

I know this winery has a great reputation but I was a little disappointed. I read the 2015 vintage was uneven around Napa with some spots getting quick sugar ripening but phenolics couldn’t keep up. I feel it shows in this one as it would explain the high alcohol (over 15%!). The black fruit struggles to stand up to the robust oak notes, which are polished skillfully but with the short finish it all felt a bit out of balance. Kind of a let down for the reputation and the price point.

Apr 10th, 2021
Minh Nguyen

Wow!!!!

Wow!!!!

Dec 2nd, 2020
Deborah M

Day started with a 52 mile ride and ended with this lovely one to celebrate my birthday. Tobacco, dark berries, wood, licorice. Big full bodied Napa Cab. Embodies that classic Cab that doesn’t need a whole lot of extra to be memorable.

Day started with a 52 mile ride and ended with this lovely one to celebrate my birthday. Tobacco, dark berries, wood, licorice. Big full bodied Napa Cab. Embodies that classic Cab that doesn’t need a whole lot of extra to be memorable.

Aug 2nd, 2020
CJW
9.5

A well rounded Cabernet that opened up like a monarch. The French barrels kept it calm while the robust flavors of the wine came through without a heavy acidity. Well balanced and a true treat.

A well rounded Cabernet that opened up like a monarch. The French barrels kept it calm while the robust flavors of the wine came through without a heavy acidity. Well balanced and a true treat.

May 1st, 2020
Shaun McKinsey

Dark fruit and candied spice. Young. Big nose. Nice legs.

Dark fruit and candied spice. Young. Big nose. Nice legs.

Jan 26th, 2020
Kapyrick Wine

V15. Cab done right. Soft shaved cedar nose. Sharp black currant fruit. Pleasant bell pepper, chalk and soft boot leather finish. Amazing, it will only get better...

V15. Cab done right. Soft shaved cedar nose. Sharp black currant fruit. Pleasant bell pepper, chalk and soft boot leather finish. Amazing, it will only get better...

Nov 8th, 2019