Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

$149

...superb vintage in northern Napa Valley... A stunning, seamless Cabernet Sauvignon, it boasts abundant notes of white chocolate, creme de cassis, woodsmoke, spice box, licorice and forest floor, superb concentration, a full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet, integrated tannin and admirable youthfulness as well as freshness. This is one of the most Bordeaux-like wines in this vertical, with the lead pencil shavings and scorched earth characteristics pointing toward a Graves style... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Perhaps a bit past its peak but still showing very well. I’m a sucker for older vintage Beringer and Mondavi reserve but I think the Mondavi’s have better stuffing for the long haul. This was a mature Cab with a muted bruised plum/fig/mocha profile that shows nice balance and restraint. Drink now.

Perhaps a bit past its peak but still showing very well. I’m a sucker for older vintage Beringer and Mondavi reserve but I think the Mondavi’s have better stuffing for the long haul. This was a mature Cab with a muted bruised plum/fig/mocha profile that shows nice balance and restraint. Drink now.

9.2

Sheri Pattillo Delectable Pro

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

Wow - 21 year old wine that has stood the test of time. 1994 vintage. Highly aromatic nose with leather, dates, quince, black fruit, tobacco, bell pepper, vanilla and earthiness. Palate less intense, yet notes of red cherry, vanilla, bell pepper, mocha and almond. Still has elevated acid and tannins (soft), but reaching its apex. Drink now. Will not continue to develop.

Wow - 21 year old wine that has stood the test of time. 1994 vintage. Highly aromatic nose with leather, dates, quince, black fruit, tobacco, bell pepper, vanilla and earthiness. Palate less intense, yet notes of red cherry, vanilla, bell pepper, mocha and almond. Still has elevated acid and tannins (soft), but reaching its apex. Drink now. Will not continue to develop.

9.0

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Lovely wine

Lovely wine

9.1

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

Pretty nose but was out shined by the 91'

Pretty nose but was out shined by the 91'

9.3

Jessica Garcia Delectable Pro

This is my jam!

This is my jam!

10

Matthew Iaconis Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Brick & Mortar

Still has another 7+ years. Very interesting wine.

Still has another 7+ years. Very interesting wine.

9.5

Sylvain Rhainds

1994

1994

9.1

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Very plush, soft, accommodating and oaky. Rich blackcurrant and dark fruit. A bit blurry and indistinct. I think there’s a bit of cork on this. Friendly, tasty but a bit dumb.

Very plush, soft, accommodating and oaky. Rich blackcurrant and dark fruit. A bit blurry and indistinct. I think there’s a bit of cork on this. Friendly, tasty but a bit dumb.

9.0

John Van Trijp

4th of July tasting. Too old

4th of July tasting. Too old

8.6

Xanjo Santos

Back when Beringer actually gave a shit about their wine.

Back when Beringer actually gave a shit about their wine.

9.5

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