Beringer Distinction Series Cabernet 2015 | The 99pt Private Reserve’s Little Brother
The Beringer Distinction Series Cabernet 2015 presents a saturated, inky, ruby-black center with heavy staining tears throughout the glass. Warm, plush black fruits of cassis, blackberry compote, black cherry, and cream. The textbook markers of Madagascar vanilla, raw chocolate, and organic upturned earth are enveloped by a sense of campfire smoke and spices. While the palate is expansive, plush, and supple with a very gentle, polished tannic grip. The density of the dark black fruit leads the charge all the way to the long silky finish. This wine shows all of the elements of Napa’s finest mountain vineyards and the polished edges of the hillside benches.
This Cabernet blend of Reserve Vineyards from Beringer: Bancroft Ranch & Steinhauer on Howell Mountain, Martson Ranch on Spring Mountain, and the Home Vineyard in St Helena form the foundation of this mountain and valley floor decadent red. All of these great sites make their way into the famed “Private Reserve Cabernet” from Beringer. So quality is through the roof. Most of all, Beringer Distinction Series Cabernet 2015 delivers some of the best Cabernet in Napa for a fraction of the price of other famed producers
93JS | Very aromatic and fascinating with hazelnut and walnut aromas. Blackberries, too. Full-bodied, firm, and silky with a juicy finish. Long and flavorful. Drink or hold.
About Beringer | Beringer’s Talented Son Returns
Over the past 141 years, Beringer has built its name on quality and consistency. The oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley (they used a federal license during Prohibition that allowed them to make wine for religious purposes), they’ve been instrumental in both the development of Napa’s international reputation while simultaneously serving as a critical link to its past.
So, the 2015 vintage marks the homecoming of an heir. Mark Beringer, the great-great-grandson of one of Beringer’s co-founding brothers, took the helm of the estate as a winemaker that year and immediately wrote himself into the winery’s legacy with dazzling Cabernets at every tier.
While returning to the vineyards that his family first cultivated generations ago, 2015 shows Mark’s complete mastery of the house style that has twice earned Beringer the #1 Wine of the Year honor from Wine Spectator.
Pioneering Sustainable Farming
So, at Beringer, making great wines is caring for the land, animals, and people that make those wines possible. We have had sustainable practices in place since long before sustainable farming become fashionable. While all of our owned and leased vineyards are certified sustainable by third parties. And we provide our external growers with the resources they need to achieve sustainable farming practices.