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2005 Beringer - Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho del Oso

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 88 WA
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 106180-2005
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($90) Medium ruby. Black cherry, ripe raspberry, menthol, minerals and flowers on the nose. Tight and rather lean on entry, then juicy and cool in the middle palate, with less sweetness and more of an herbal character than the St. Helena Home Vineyard bottling. I find these tannins slightly tough.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The Howell Mountain cuvees, including the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Steinhauer Ranch and 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Rancho del Oso, came across as more herbal, with distinctive notes of crushed rocks, flowers, and red and black fruits.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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

    • 27 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors