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1992 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

  • 92 WA
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 44496-1992

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  • Vinous | Rating: 91

    (14.5% alcohol; 5% Chabot, 21% State Lane, 14% St. Helena, 57% Bancroft and 3% Cabernet Franc): Good full, dark red. Red berries, menthol and mint on the nose, plus a slightly evolved balsamic note; clearly less ripe than the 1991 bottling. Supple, sweet and easygoing, offering flavors of red berries and plum jam. Fat and attractive but without the spine of the most important vintages. Finishes plush and persistent, with dusty tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    A solid effort, with a mix of intense currant, earth, cedar, juniper berry and tarry notes. Complex and concentrated, it firms up on the finish, with dry, earthy tannins.--'92 California Cabernet retrospective. 5,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Production: 14,700 cases; Alcohol: 14.46%; Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc; Harvest Dates: September 9 to October 6 Made from a blend of fruit from four vineyards, Bancroft Ranch (57%), State Lane (now known as the Kapcsandy Vineyard) (21%), St. Helena Home Vineyard (14%) and Chabot (5%), 1992's growing season was in total contrast to the preceding vintages. It was warm, even hot, with early bud break and some unusual rain in June. However, the following months were super-dry and hot, which caused an early start to the harvest. It turned out to be a classic Napa vintage in its exuberance and rich fruit. Although totally dry, it reveals a sweeter style with higher alcohol and glycerin and an impression of unctuosity and viscosity. While it does not exhibit the complexity of either the 1990 or 1991, it possesses a dense purple color along with a sexy, up-front, effusive, flamboyant style. Tasted by itself, I may have scored it higher, but in the context of the vertical tasting, it is dominated by such vintages as 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995 and 1997.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: jchrisc
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Mature drink up
    Drink Dates: 2015
    Author: Brock M
Beringer Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley. In 2001, the estate was placed on the National Register for Historic Places as a Historic District. Jacob Beringer's foresight in recognizing the quality and potential of grape growing in the Napa Valley is part of the living heritage of Beringer Vineyards . With the present use of state-of-the-art technology applied to age-old traditions, Beringer Vineyards' wines continue to reflect a single-minded dedication to the making of memorable wines from great Napa Valley vineyards.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 857 bottles owned
  • 207 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 207 collectors)