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2003 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

  • 95 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 44496-2003-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The best wine of this group is the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve. For statisticians, the composition includes 32% from the St. Helena Home Vineyard, 19% from the Steinhauer Ranch, 12% from Marston Vineyard, 12% from Bancroft Ranch, 8% from the Quarry Vineyard, 6% from Rancho del Oso, 6% from Chabot, 3% from Bancroft, and 2% from Steinhauer Ranch. All these grapes were hand-picked between September 19 and October 28. This is a winner that is seemingly just entering its plateau of full maturity. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of black currants, creme de cassis, chocolate fudge, subtle barbecue scents, and hints of lavender, forest floor and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, rich and dense, it is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, as it has been in just about every vintage. The acidity is relatively low, and the 14.1% alcohol is average for a ripe Napa Cabernet. The pH is 3.71, which is just above average. This is a full-bodied, multidimensional red wine that should continue to drink well for at least another 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($115) Bright medium ruby. Sexy, complex nose melds currant, black raspberry, dark chocolate, minerals, flowers and incense-like spices. Lush, sweet and tactile, with noteworthy depth and inner-mouth aromatic character to its black fruit, mineral and floral flavors. Ripe acids give this a juicy quality and extend the flavors. The fine tannins dust the tongue and teeth.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Intense, with a spicy, chalky edge to the dried currant and sage notes. Trim and well-balanced, this is typical of the vintage in its austerity. 10,200 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2006-2026
    Author: mwuerl
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Cab Man
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Great nose of pencil shavings, cedar, minerals, dark druit smells. choco and tobacco. Blackish crimson color, ever so slightly browning at rim. Medium body with dense extracted dark druit flavors. Very bordeaux in the nose, but sweet like Cal cab. Little hot on the finish. I think this will continue to improve b/c the fruit is completely there, and tannins are still evident. I'd guess this will peak around 2023, but I think will be very interesting to try in 2018. My score allows for continued improvement with age.
    Author: Zarm
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Half size bottle, drinking very nicely. Full integration. At least 20-25 second finish. Let aerate for 30 minutes.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2020
    Author: coffeemuse
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Simply outstanding! very smooth,elegant velvety tannins and 20-30 second long finish.
    Author: Cellar Dweller 33
  • Self | Rating:

    with maker's signature
    Author: Mario Polito
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

  • 602 bottles owned
  • 114 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 114 collectors)