2019 Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

$49.95 $70.00

Make today a little bit better with a baked-blueberry Cabernet beauty that’ll lighten your load without lightening your wallet. This 93pt Reserve is creamy, supple and loaded with seamless fruit layers. Spiced-cherry snuggles up to hazelnut, all wrapped in sleek, polished tannins. That fact that this still weighs in at under $100 boggles the mind, but when you find a Beringer this good for a price this low, you don’t need an life-coach to tell you you’re doing it right.

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:
Ryan Rech
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Nevers Oak; 74% New
Appellation:
Knights Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
93
Score Vinous:
92
SKU #:
1049462
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA93

Wine Advocate

Beringer's 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Knights Valley starts off life as a block selection from the huge vineyard's rockiest parcel, then gets trimmed down further in the winery by winnowing out lots and barrels that don't quite make the cut. The result is a wine that boasts lovely Cabernet florals and pretty cassis fruit. It's bigger, richer and fuller-bodied than the regular KV bottling, more concentrated, but also smoother, silkier and longer on the finish. The affordable price tag and widespread availability (5,717 cases produced) should make this a steakhouse staple.

JS95

James Suckling

Aromas of black tea, blackberry and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied with velvety, slightly tense tannins. Lovely black-fruited palate with dried-flower and herb character. Roses, violets and sage. Nicely balanced and long. Lovely density in the center-palate. Best after 2025.