Wine Advocate | Rating: 95A prodigious wine is the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Bancroft Ranch. Opaque purple-colored, with an extroverted, floral, blueberry, mineral, and black currant-scented bouquet, this formidably endowed Cabernet possesses dazzling concentration, explosive richness that stains the palate, and finishes with sensational extract and balance. The tannin is high, but sweet and well-integrated. This large-scaled, muscular, mountain Cabernet Sauvignon will require 3-5 years of patience.Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94Full deep medium ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of plum, currant, licorice and tobacco. Fat, sweet and huge, with compellingly layered ripeness and great projection of fruit flavors. A classic version of this generous year. Finishes ripely tannic and impressively persistent.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2001
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
- 91 bottles owned
- 31 collectors