2017 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley (750ml)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma, California

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Seldom does a head winemaker take over the reins at Beringer. There had been three since the '70s. Myron Nightingale was responsible for the turn-around at Beringer in the '70s. He introduced the Private Reserve Cabernet and Chardonnay. His understudy, the great Ed Sbragia, guided Beringer through the great successes during the '80s and '90s and passed his position to Laurie Hook in 2000.

In 2015, Hook stepped down and Mark Beringer took charge. Mark is a direct descendant of Jacob Beringer, one of the Beringer brothers who founded the iconic winery in 1876 - one of Napa's oldest and respected estates. Mark's oeuvre is apparent these days Knights Valley Cabernet, guess its fair to say, "didn't fall far from the tree."


The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley) is powerful, dense and wonderfully rich, with tons of the savory and mineral inflections that make Knights Valley Cabernets so alluring. This mineral character helps to play off the natural radiance of the year. Graphite, game, menthol, licorice and red fruit are front and center. In this vintage, the wine has a bit more suppleness and red fruit than it usually does.

91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jan 2020)

This sits in the redder-fruit zone for the variety and has sappy, leafy nuances with ferrous notes, too. The palate has a smooth array of juicy red and dark-fruit flavors and supple tannins, framed in sweet oak spice. Medium body. Drink now.

91 points, James Suckling (Dec 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

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