2017 Beringer 'Steinhauer' Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

$119.95
JS94

Steinhauer ranch sits at around 1800 feel up Howell Mountain, planted in loose, red volcanic soil. Fruit from here has long been a part of the Private Reserve blend, but in this bottling Beringer lets the full mountain character shine. It’s firm and silky, with robust tannins and an earthy finish that had James Suckling coming back for more. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new barrels builds a deep, concentrated wine that could evolve for another two decades. Decant now or cellar it for future pleasure.

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
Winemaker:
Mark Beringer
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
100% new French oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Howell Mountain
Vineyard:
Steinhauer
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.1%
SKU #:
1047863
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

James Suckling

A firm, silky red with blackberries and blueberries. Medium to full body, pure fruit and a fine tannin structure. Shows brightness. The tannins go over the border and form the wine. Drink or hold