ITEM 17351

1993 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Napa Valley


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Wine Rating:

93WA 92CG

Bottle Size






Wine Region



cabernet sauvignon

Wine Producer

beringer vineyards


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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points

Production: 17,000 cases; Alcohol: 14.1% Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc; Harvest Dates: October 12 to November 11. A more mineral-dominated wine, the 1993 Private Reserve offers notes of cedarwood, black cherries, black currants, damp earth, underbrush and forest floor. It is the product of a lower than normal crop, some shatter during berry set and a general reduction of fruit by nearly 30% in some vineyards. August and September alternated between cool periods and large heat spikes. This was a challenging year, but the seemingly fully mature wine has turned out very well. Unlike 1992, 1991 and 1990, this vintage is best consumed over the next 5-7 years given its more fragile constitution.

Review Date: May 2011

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: 92 points

Beringer has not received enough credit over the years for the success of its flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, and yet it always seems to show well with age when others are beginning to break down. In this vintage, it has come further than any of the wines tasted, and it now features complex cedary, lightly herbal and dried currant aromas whose fruit may have diminished over time but whose energy and richness continue apace. And it is much the same in the mouth where its polished, supple entry leads into still alive flavors and noticeable tannins. At fourteen years old, it is nearing its peak but may not have reached it, and we comfortably predict another five to ten years of high level service from the wine. $65 and one star when first reviewed.

Review Date: October 2007