2016 Beringer 'Private Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Beringer pays proper respect to its ancestors with this absolutely stunning Cabernet built on a Howell Mountain foundation and the best lots from exceptional Napa Valley vineyards. Super ripe blackberries, building tannins, and beautiful oak all come together in an exceedingly well-balanced, elegant wine that James Suckling described as “breathtaking.” Slide this beauty into the cellar and enjoy it over the next two decades.

Over the past 141 years, Beringer has built its name on quality and consistency. The oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley (they used a federal license during Prohibition that allowed them to make wine for religious purposes), they’ve been instrumental in both the development of Napa’s international reputation while simultaneously serving as a critical link to its past.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
15.5%
SKU #:
1045281
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

Breathtaking. Exceptional integration of super ripe blackberries and the very finest oak. The tannins build up beautifully, forming wave upon wave as the wine flows across the palate. Then the wave breaks on your palate and shoots way out at the finish, so that you wonder where it will end and normal life begin again. Needs time to soften, but this is so, so good. Give it two or three years.