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1997 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 44496-1997

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Extremely glamorous Californian Cab with seductive layers of ripe fruit and no shortage of structure to keep it evolving in bottle. Very correct rather than flabby.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Full red-ruby. Superripe aromas of plum, strawberry, tobacco and loam. Fat, thick, sweet and deep, with the wine huge weight gracefully supported by firm underlying backbone. A superripe, extremely long cabernet of great richness and depth. Built to age but showing spectacularly already.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Production: 24,000 cases; Alcohol: 14%; Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Harvest Dates: September 12 to October 11. A bountiful, nearly perfect crop of consistently high quality grapes was created by flawless weather with moderate, but steady temperatures throughout the summer and beautiful weather in September and October. The result is a great vintage in both quality and quantity. The fruit came from five separate vineyards, Bancroft Ranch and Tre Colline on Howell Mountain, Chabot and St. Helena Home Vineyard, and for the first time, a small portion came from the Marston Ranch on Spring Mountain. Still densely purple-colored, the 1997 exhibits wonderful plum, blackberry, cedar, spice and subtle smoky oak notes, a gorgeously opulent texture, full-bodied power and hints of roasted espresso and white chocolate in the flavors. This beauty can be drunk now and over the next 12-15+ years. One of the all-time great Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserves, it also has the highest production to date of this cuvee.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Showing hints of maturity, with a complex array of cedar, currant, dried cherry and anise flavors that turn supple and firm up nicely on the finish. 18,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: JP
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: jberry216
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Martin Wong
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jkbergmann
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: home cellar
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Tj R
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Walker Wine Ranch
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: gubarra
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2012-2026
    Author: elopez1008
  • Self | Rating: 93

    A very good bottle for this producer. Smooth, tannins absorbed. Lacks somewhat the concentration and depth of the stars of this vintage. I wouldn't wait: won't get much better.
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Deep dark rich wine with a beautiful nose of blackberries, cedar and cassis, a great mouthfeel thick and vicious, nicely integrated tannins with a long luxurious finish. Drink now and for another five years.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2018
    Author: David 429
  • Self | Rating: 91

    NHL All Star game was paired with the 1997 Beringer Reserve and Stonestreet Cabs. We started with the Beringer which we let breath for 30 minutes before drinking. The wine was soft, had good color and body. Light berry flavors with a little oak. No great finish but a nice wine. The Stonestreet was similar in weight, color and body. The wine was not as round but had light berries and a little oak. Both were enjoyable and could be drunk a year or two from now. They won't get better with age at this point so why not drink now.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2012
    Author: Bryon
  • Self | Rating: 89

    This bottle wan't at the par of past ones...bottle variation? who knows...what I knows it was more dry and low acidity than expected not too mention somehow tannic and monolithic. Hope to have other later this year in order to see or confirm this behavior.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2019
    Author: Jito72
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

  • 1988 bottles owned
  • 459 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 459 collectors)