BERINGER PRIVATE RESERVE 2010 – going, going ….. almost gone!
The allocated Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 is in, but it won’t be here for long. Highly collectible and prized by Cabernet lovers, this vintage of Private Reserve was well received by the critics, scoring 94 points from Wine Spectator, and riding on the laurels of a very good vintage for Napa Valley.
Winemaker Laurie Hook chose the best lots from Beringer’s reserve vineyards in the Napa Valley to craft the Private Reserve. This vintage is pure, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. She utilized 67% of the fruit from the historical St. Helena Home vineyard, the original acerage that founders Jacob and Frederick Beringer purchased in 1875. The remaining vineyard lots were located in St. Helena, Rutherford and Coombsville to round out the balance. Each lot of the 2010 vintage spent 18 months in hand-selected, custom-toasted barrels of new French Nevers oak (93% new), before the final blend.
Here’s the review:
94 rating, Wine Spectator, Oct 2013:
A dense, rich and powerful expression of Cabernet, with loads of dark berry, loamy earth and crushed rock flavors that show pockets of black licorice, road tar and dried flowers, ending with rich, chewy tannins that give the lingering flavors traction. Should be long-lived. Best from 2015 through 2028. 5,446 cases made. – JL