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Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 2002
Size: 750ML
Region: California - Napa
Price: $78.99
94 Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
The '02 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve may not equal the fabulous concentration and intensity of the '01, but it’s not far off the mark. It is a fruit-forward, softer, more flamboyant, already seductive effort displaying gorgeous notes of chocolaty creme de cassis, some spicy, high-quality, toasty oak, a rich, plush, savory, expansive mid-palate, and a long, heady finish with elevated glycerin and plenty of sweet tannin and fruit. This wine is delicious yet promises to age gorgeously for 15-20 years. Ed Sbragia compares it to the '92 which, by the way, is drinking superbly in '05, but is one of those rare vintages that has never gone through a closed period. It’s always a fascinating education to taste through these component parts, but the resulting blend that Ed Sbragia puts together, the extraordinary Private Reserve, is one of the great Cabernet Sauvignons of California and he has fashioned a succession of beauties since '91. In fact, there are two gorgeous ones in the market, the profound '01 and the flamboyant, exotic '02.
Drink '05- '25.