Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

$139

...A bountiful, nearly perfect crop of consistently high quality grapes was created by flawless weather with moderate, but steady temperatures throughout the summer and beautiful weather in September and October. The result is a great vintage in both quality and quantity. The fruit came from five separate vineyards, Bancroft Ranch and Tre Colline on Howell Mountain, Chabot and St. Helena Home Vineyard, and for the first time, a small portion came from the Marston Ranch on Spring Mountain. Still densely purple-colored, the 1997 exhibits wonderful plum, blackberry, cedar, spice and subtle smoky oak notes, a gorgeously opulent texture, full-bodied power and hints of roasted espresso and white chocolate in the flavors. This beauty can be drunk now and over the next 12-15+ years. One of the all-time great Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserves... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

LM Segal Delectable Pro

Last bottle of a case was superb, needed air to open up and smooth out but once done this was regal. Drink up.

Last bottle of a case was superb, needed air to open up and smooth out but once done this was regal. Drink up.

9.4

LM Segal Delectable Pro

A note I could’ve written before tasting. Despite a wonky cork, rich, nicely integrated fruit and fading tannins. Elegant, with a plummy perfume, light cocoa and leather, earthy richness.

A note I could’ve written before tasting. Despite a wonky cork, rich, nicely integrated fruit and fading tannins. Elegant, with a plummy perfume, light cocoa and leather, earthy richness.

9.4

Phillip Evanski

Very California and still young!

Very California and still young!

9.2

Craig Sedmak Delectable Pro

#ifyouownitdrinkit #1997cab

#ifyouownitdrinkit #1997cab

8.7

Michael Brughelli Delectable Pro

Always great to see a snapshot of an incredible vintage on the North Coast. We tend to get wrapped up in 'cool climate' varieties around here so it's rad to get some exposure to Napa Cab with a few years of age... Especially out of Magnum.

Always great to see a snapshot of an incredible vintage on the North Coast. We tend to get wrapped up in 'cool climate' varieties around here so it's rad to get some exposure to Napa Cab with a few years of age... Especially out of Magnum.

9.4

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Good showing for the 97. Some greenness that was evident a few years ago is not there anymore In a good drinking zone.

Good showing for the 97. Some greenness that was evident a few years ago is not there anymore In a good drinking zone.

9.2

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Beautiful. Still fresh and up to 10 yrs left.

Beautiful. Still fresh and up to 10 yrs left.

9.3

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Beginning to lose some fruit. Interestingly enough, of the three yr. vertical I recently drank, 95/96/97, the one I expected to show the poorest, 96, showed the best.

Beginning to lose some fruit. Interestingly enough, of the three yr. vertical I recently drank, 95/96/97, the one I expected to show the poorest, 96, showed the best.

8.8

Erin Sullivan Di Costanzo Delectable Pro

Loved this! Smooth and fresh.

Loved this! Smooth and fresh.

10

Jocelyn Yard

150

150

9.5

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