Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Vineyard exhibits a fragrant, smoky nose of loamy soil scents, underbrush, and ripe, brandy-infused black currants and cherries. This rich wine is full-bodied, with superb density and a lush texture. A beautifully made, complex wine with a terrific mid-palate and length (always signs of high quality), it can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. The single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons are part of what Beringer calls their |Vineyard Collection.| Produced in 200 case lots, readers expecting to find them sitting on a shelf in their local retail shops will be disappointed, as they are destined to be sold via Beringer's mailing list, or directly from the winery. Because of the limited quantities available, my notes on these wines are intentionally abbreviated.Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89Very good medium-dark color. Expressive, superripe aromas of cranberry, minerals and beefsteak tomato; slightly jammy. Supple and quite dense, but with a firm edge. Finishes with ripe, chewy tannins. Plenty of flavor interest here.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 1998
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Wonderfully rich, smooth and polished, with chocolaty currant, black cherry, plum, herb and vanilla, it's tightly wound yet plush and concentrated. 200 cases made.Author: James Laube
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 60 bottles owned
- 21 collectors