Red

2001 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 251

  • Stags wrote: 96 points

    November 3, 2019 - Napa Valley at its finest, the Private Reserve has always been a very ambitious wine and the 2001 vintage was exceptional. This 18 year old bottle was in perfect condition. Perfectly balanced with silky smooth tannins, still ample rich blackcurrant and plum fruit, wet forest floor and minerality, layered with mocha notes at the finish.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Anonymous Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 9, 2019 - Deep red ruby. Refined aromas of cedar, cocoa, ripe dark small berries, graphite. Medium-full bodied shows ripe reddish black fruits, savory note of olives/mushrooms, hint of licorice, medium acidity, fully resolved tannins and a long cedar filled finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Kevnzworld wrote: 93 points

    October 5, 2019 - Pnp. History has told me that this wine doesn’t need a decant and isn’t long lasting.
    Good dark fruit , resolved tannin and some secondary flavors of mushroom . Still has some nice Cabernet flavor.
    Overall enjoyable, and better than the prior bottle.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dmitchell4 Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 25, 2019 - 90

  • drmarclevine Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 11, 2019 - Found this in our cellar unsure how it got there. What a pleasant surprise! Decanted for an hour but was open for business after only a few minutes of air. Great aromas of wood chips, warmed berries with a slight green stalky streak. Somewhat Bordeaux-like in the mouth but a bit of elevated roundness placed it firmly in CA. Dark red berries with some drying tannins. Long finish. Needed a touch more edgy earthiness to make it truly sing but a very fine effort. Delicious with rare sirloins. Drink now or hold for another 2-3 years.

    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 Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve) Very dark ruby color; maturing, tobacco, tart cassis, plum nose; tobacco, ripe berry, cassis, black fruit palate, a very solid Cab; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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 000005698275, 087000337695, 089819090686, 089819777310, 089819916245

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,084 (59%)
  • Consumed 2,824 (41%)

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Community Recommendations

burgers and beans, Cheese, Cheese: Aged Gouda, Cheese: Aged Jack, Cheese: Camembert, Cheese: Cantal, Cheese: Carmody, Meat: Beef, Meat: Duck, Meat: Lamb

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