ITEM 114795

2009 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Napa Valley

$99.98

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Wine Rating:

93ST 93WA 91WS

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2009

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

cabernet sauvignon

Wine Producer

beringer vineyards

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 93 points

"Full, bright ruby. Pungent scents of blackberry, cassis, licorice and bitter chocolate are complemented by a note of crystallized berries. Juicy, savory and intense, conveying a strong impression of spine without any obvious dryness. The wine's dark berry and licorice flavors show a sexy subtle sweetness, along with salty minerality and an element of peppery lift. This classically dry, sharply delineated, penetrating wine finishes with firm but refined tannins and lovely rising violet perfume. Youthful and gripping, it displays the energy of the vintage's better examples and should go on in a cool cellar for another two decades."

Review Date: July 2019

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points

"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is a beautifully balanced wine. Firm yet well-integrated tannins frame a core of dark red berries, flowers, mint, spices and licorice. The Reserve shows lovely inner perfume and mid-palate juiciness. It should drink well with a minimum of cellaring. The main vineyards in the 2009 are Home (37%), Lampyridae (23%), Vogt (14%), Chabot (11%) and Rancho del Oso (9%). Each lot was aged separately for about two years before the final blend was assembled. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029." - Antonio Galloni

Review Date: December 2011

Wine Spectator: 91 points

"An intense and rustic red, offering a rangy mix of dried berry, earth, leather, roasted herb and tobacco leaf flavors. A cool-year Cabernet that should benefit from cellaring, yet will always show its sturdy build. Best from 2014 through 2026. 5,315 cases made." - James Laube

Review Date: October 2012