|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
The Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Vintage was tasted in early 2015. After approximately 18 months in 70% hand selected, custom-toasted new French oak barrels (Nevers Oak), the blend was bottle-aged for a year prior to release. Winemaker Laurie Hook has crafted a gift to winelovers by bottling the unique expression of Napa Valley Terroir from the St Helena Home Vineyard as well as the highest elevations from Beringer's Napa Valley mountain vineyards. This blend features fruit from the Beringer brother's original estate vineyard. Diverse Napa Terroir is channeled into this wine from smaller stressed vines, volcanic soil, small berries and medium to long hang times. This wine shows ruby red, full-bodied, elegant, complex, and with concentrated flavours of blackberry, dark chocolate, anise, with a hint of black sage. Once opened, this wine was tasted at half hour intervals and seemingly invites the taster on a journey as it evolves in the glass. Showed well-belanced tannins, acidity, fruit, at only 5 years in, this wine will integrate further with age. Recommend enjoying at yearly intervals (2015-2035). Paired well with a warm Angus beef tenderloin steak-frites.