1994 Beringer "Private Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A stunning, seamless Cabernet Sauvignon, it boasts abundant notes of white chocolate, creme de cassis, woodsmoke, spice box, licorice and forest floor, superb concentration, a full-bodied mouthfeel, sweet, integrated tannin and admirable youthfulness as well as freshness. This is one of the most Bordeaux-like wines in this vertical, with the lead pencil shavings and scorched earth characteristics pointing toward a Graves style. This beauty will continue to drink well for another two decades.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good red-ruby color. Reticent black cherry and mineral nose. Fat, sweet, lush fruit is currently kept under wraps by firm underlying structure. But this impressive Cabernet has real dimension and depth. Finishes very long, with suave tannins. Should be a beauty.
A beautifully integrated, muscular young California Cabernet. Dark, dense and enormously complex and concentrated, with currant, black cherry, mineral, coffee, tar and anise aromas and flavors in spades, and ripe, rich tannins. Long, intensely flavorful aftertaste.