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1993 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2002 - 2013 (Edit)
CT91.6 186 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 155

  • Winiac wrote: 93 points

    November 26, 2021 - Dried cherries for ever, balanced and juicy. good acidity. Magnificent!

  • Alok Kapoor Does not like this wine: 86 points

    April 17, 2021 - Past it’s prime

  • Château de Farmer Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 27, 2020 - Let's start with the basics: it is over the hill and would have been better a decade ago, but there is some life left in it yet. Stewed fruits and a little heat on the nose, but some swirls and it showed a hint of primary fruit. Good acid throughout. Was slightly mute for a few minutes after the initial pour, but then showed a 50/50 subdued stewed and "mature" primary blue/black fruit mix. As it spent more time the decanter, it became more stewed, but we finished the bottle before it was intolerable. At its peak (15-20 mins after opening) it showed obvious signs of a wine that would have garnered 4-6 more points than it does today.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • OG-Wino wrote:

    November 25, 2020 - Opened next to a '94. The cork of the '93 fell apart, but the wine seemed intact. Nevertheless, the wine was too far past its prime to be really enjoyable. The '94 had a bit more life yet, but neither was particularly pleasing. A '94 Far Niente survived better than both of these and had a little fruit on top of the tertiary flavors. If you still have any of these wines, I'd go for it now and hope for the best.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • hatchwine Likes this wine: 88 points

    July 6, 2020 - Cork disintegrated with opening attempt. Poured through a fine strainer to decant. Lots of sediment. Decanted for 45 minutes. A very nice wine. Tasted alongside a ‘92. Perhaps a little more fruit left in the ‘92 but really fairly similar.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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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 Richard Jennings
    12/28/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve) From magnum - opaque dark red violet color; big, cassis, berry, black currant, black fruit nose; tasty, solid, rich, ripe black fruit, berry, faintly herbal palate with soft tannins; medium-plus finish (much, much better in this format than when I had it in 750 ml earlier this year)

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/29/2009 (link) 82 points

    (Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve) Group's #5 (my #7) – 63 pts.; 1, 1, 2, 1 – medium red violet color; tart cherry, graphite, plum and mulberry nose; dullish berry, dried out black fruit palate with tannin; short-medium dry finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1993
  • 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, 089819001804, 089819012985, 089819113798

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,223 (55%)
  • Consumed 1,017 (45%)

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