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The November 2019 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 11/7/2019 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #495. Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 2002

Description: Consists of 9 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 95 RP.
"Put them all together and you have the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve, a sensational 14,000-case cuvee that is one of the benchmarks for what Napa Valley is capable of achieving. Its dense purple color is followed by copious notes of smoky barbecue, creme de cassis, white chocolate, blackberries, charcoal and truffles. Full-bodied, fleshy and succulent, with sweet tannins in the finish, this 2002 has not yet hit full maturity. Give it another 2-4 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following two decades. I asked the winemaking team what the final blend was for the 2002 Private Reserve, and to the best of their recollection, the largest component was from Steinhauer Ranch (50%), followed by St. Helena Home Ranch (23%) and tiny percentages of Bancroft, Rancho del Oso, Chabot, Marston, and some Cabernet Franc from Howell Mountain." Wine Advocate #201, Jun 2012
Provenance: The Carotte Cellar
Notes: 1 Very lightly scuffed label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $700


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