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Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wine Review

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:95/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $45.00

Drink: 2016-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Beringer

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 95/100

This complex, subtle and full-bodied cabernet sauvignon has great elegance and a long finish. Dark fruit and smoke notes on this red wine, with lots of layers and great cellar potential. Superb craftsmanship. Highly recommended. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this benchmark wine are grown in one of Napa Valley's greatest vineyards. The wine is aged for about 18 months in custom-toasted new French oak barrels. Pair with rare filet mignon. The 2012 vintage of this Californian Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve is made from grapes grown in only two winery estate vineyards, the Steinhauer Vineyard on Howell Mountain (about 70%) and St. Helena Home Vineyard (about 30%). The wine has a high pH of 3.9 as the grapes were able to ripen fully, yet it remains balanced with great structure. This Cabernet was matured for 17 months in new French oak barrels, then another 12 months in the bottle before being released from the winery. Great cellar wine. Winemaker Laurie Hook's superb craftsmanship is evident.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes, hard cheese, roast chicken.

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This Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was reviewed on November 12, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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The wine grapes for Beringer's Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve (2012) are sourced from two winery estate vineyards; two-thirds of the grapes for this wine are grown on the Steinhauer Vineyard on Howell Mountain with the balance of wine grapes from the St. Helena Vineyard. - Community Wine Reviews

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