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2001 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

  • 97 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 44496-2001

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($100) Good full ruby. Complex, very ripe aromas of cassis, minerals, lead pencil and currant leaf. Large-scaled and sweet, with flavors of roasted currant, blackberry and dark chocolate. This is almost too big for the mouth. A California cabernet with superb density and length. Finishes with building tannins and subtle notes of chocolate, mocha and underbrush. This wine is virtually always accessible early, but also has an excellent track record for aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A massive youngster, with a fine structure and firm, chewy tannins. Dense and concentrated, only offering glimpses of what lies ahead. Shows dried currant, herb, sage and wild berry flavors. Needs time. 9,600 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Production: 10,000 cases; Alcohol: 14.2%; Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; Harvest Dates: September 4 to October 10. The 2001 was produced from six vineyards, Chabot, Home, Bancroft Ranch, Rancho del Oso, Quarry and Tre Colline. An early spring with both frost and heat spikes gave vignerons a roller coaster ride early on, but a torrid May and June were followed by a surprisingly cool August and fabulous weather in September and October. The harvest started early for the more precocious terroirs and finished relatively late for the cooler ones. A spectacular effort, the 2001 exhibits a youthful opaque purple color as well as great fruit concentration and intensity. There is a more complete tasting note printed elsewhere in this issue in the article on the 2001 California Cabernet Sauvignons.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Big Winer
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Steven H695
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: M Rapp
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: GinoN
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2005-2015
    Author: wguern
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2007-2023
    Author: rphillips26
  • Self | Rating: 97

    amazing...tons of time left...
    Author: MJM
  • Self | Rating: 96

    earthy, still with tannins, has some age left, tasted against the 2007 and very different. this wine tasted more |old world|. still has some fruit.
    Author: Owens Jack
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Old-school Napa Cab with typical currant and cassis profile. Smoother and more polished now than when first tasted 9 months ago. Should continue to evolve and may yet become a great wine, but I plan to leave it alone for about 5 years.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2020
    Author: ebgreenb
  • Self | Rating: 95

    This is simply great! everything is good from Aromes to finish. Beautiful drinking window...pure fruit but acquiring layers of complexities. No rush this is long term wine but is very accessible.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2024
    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.

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 Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena 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. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon 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

  • 1765 bottles owned
  • 361 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 361 collectors)