Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 750 ml • 2015 •

country: United States / region: California / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / manufacturer: Beringer Vineyards / vintage: 2015 / sku: 11919
Wine & Spirits91 Points
James Suckling93 Points
Reg. $31.99 $25.99
DESCRIPTION:
The 2014 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with vivid aromas of rich, ripe blackberry fruit, espresso, lavender and subtle licorice spice. The mouthfeel is plush with a very firm structure. This versatile wine has supple blueberry and black berry fruit notes accented by dark chocolate and a lingering, smooth finish.



To maintain the unique characteristics of the different lots from varying areas of the vineyard, each is monitored carefully through the vinification process. Extended maceration created larger tannins to enhance the lush mouthfeel of the blend and extracted a maximum of color, aromas and flavors. The wines were then aged in French oak barrels (25 percent new) for 16 months and underwent malolactic fermentation for further development of texture and mouthfeel.



• Cabernet Sauvignon •
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRING:
Beef
Charcuterie-Cheese
Lamb

Ratings

Wine & Spirits91 Points
James Suckling93 Points
W&SWine & Spirits: 91 points
For all its plumpness, this feels sophisticated, its sense of fatness coming from abundant, perfectly ripe tannins rather than jammy, overripe fruit. Its clean, dark berry flavors are harmonious and lasting, the structure seeming at one moment supple and easy, at the next more deep and stony. Give it another five years in the bottle before pouring it with a standing rib roast.
JSJames Suckling: 93 points
Firm and fresh cabernet with excellent currant and berry character, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. A wine that shows definition and subtle complexity with lots of stone, violet and fruit character at the finish. Like the balance better than the reserve Knights Valley. Beautiful now but better in 2020.

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