International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91($75) Good deep ruby-red. Brooding aromas of blackberry, licorice, cedar, menthol and baking spices. Dense, bright and nicely delineated, with dark berry flavors offering enticing sweetness. In a rather gentle, fruit-driven style for Howell Mountain cabernet. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and subtly sweet, persistent fruit. (The only disappointment in the current line-up of wines bottled under the home label of Beringer winemaker emeritus Sbragia was a supple but rather herbaceous cabernet sauvignon from Dry Creek Valley .Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2005
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94A big, mountain-styled Cabernet Sauvignon from longtime Beringer winemaker, Ed Sbragia, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has become even more impressive than I initially thought. Lots of crushed rock, blueberry, black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with a distinctive earthiness as well as subtle oak make for a full-bodied wine that is still in its pre-adolescent stage of development. The color remains an opaque ruby/purple and the wine smells and tastes more like a 4-5 year old Cabernet than one that is a decade old.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Pretty currant, cola and mocha aromas lead to a rich, intense core of wild berry and blackberry fruit that's well-focused and persistent on the finish, with a long, firm tannic edge but also fruit pushing through. New from Beringer winemaker Ed Sbragia. 550 cases made.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 24 bottles owned
- 16 collectors