Red

1994 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 210

  • TonyCanova wrote: 92 points

    August 22, 2019 - . Fully matured in my opinion. Great nose and flavor upon opening. Becoming more raisen in character after time. Drink up.

  • Vinophiliac559 wrote: 93 points

    July 4, 2019 - 2nd bottle past few months, this one showed much better than first which was a little tired. Pnp, beautiful mature nose with dark cherry and leather, palate matched with resolved tannin, good acid, and in tact fruit. In a perfect spot. 92-93

  • sunnylea57 Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 29, 2019 - Fruit still vibrant and tangy, licorice overtones, smoky, plummy, a hint of capsicum. Texture like plush velvet.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Ex-Ray Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 10, 2019 - Still garnet and mostly opaque, with sediment and some browning of the edges. Still has sweet, elegant cassis aroma with herbal overtones. Cassis flavors are soft and round but slightly sour note. Medium aftertaste. Still an excellent wine but past its prime. Drink up.
    Ric

  • pavel_p Likes this wine:

    January 27, 2019 - Despite my own advice to wait 1-2 years, opened my last bottle with a Tomahawk steak at home as I thought the tannins would come handy - and they did. 1h slow ox, then poured into decanter and drank over 90 minutes. Very Bordeaux in style, dry with good acidity and those remaining tannins even at the 25 year mark. This is really, really good with a steak now. Don’t think it will improve however, as it lacks the concentration for a score in the mid 90s or higher. Excellent just like my last bottle 93-94. Hope their 2007 will evolve into something similar in time.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Beringer’s Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: One of Napa Valley’s First Cult Wines (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 1994 Cabernets (Jul 2015), 7/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 1994 Cabernets (Jul 2015), 3/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/16/2009 (link) 83 points

    (Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve) Group's #8 (my #8) – 85 pts.; 0, 1, 3, 7 – dark magenta color; musty, moldy nose that largely blows off, after 45 minutes in the glass, to reveal a tart black fruit nose; tart, berry and charcoal palate; short finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/25/2003 (link) 95 points

    (Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve) 1994 Cali Cabs Blindtasted (Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Bryant, Araujo, Abreu, Shafer HS) (Skirball Center, Los Angeles, California): Blackberry, menthol nose; nice attack, concentrated, blackberry palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • Type Red
  • Producer Beringer Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Private Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 000005698276, 087000337695, 500000004140

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 130 (4%)
  • In Cellars 1,960 (55%)
  • Consumed 1,470 (41%)

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