Sunday, October 16, 2022

Beringer Knights Valley

Two amazing 2019s from Beringer Knights Valley!

2019 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$27.99
10% off mix/match case price!
(compare to $29.97 at Total Wine and More, no case discount)

This is really focused, with brightness to the sweet tobacco and berries. Medium-bodied with bright acidity, finesse and drinkability. Very fine. Ripe-currant center-palate. 87% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot, 2% cabernet franc, 2% malbec and 1% petit verdot. Drink or hold.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2019 Beringer Knights Valley RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon...$46.99
Aromas of black tea, blackberry and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied with velvety, slightly tense tannins. Lovely black-fruited palate with dried-flower and herb character. Roses, violets and sage. Nicely balanced and long. Lovely density in the center-palate. Best after 2025.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling
Beringer's 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Knights Valley starts off life as a block selection from the huge vineyard's rockiest parcel, then gets trimmed down further in the winery by winnowing out lots and barrels that don't quite make the cut. The result is a wine that boasts lovely Cabernet florals and pretty cassis fruit. It's bigger, richer and fuller-bodied than the regular KV bottling, more concentrated, but also smoother, silkier and longer on the finish. The affordable price tag and widespread availability (5,717 cases produced) should make this a steakhouse staple.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
The 2019 Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet begins with expressive aromas of dark currants and black cherries which are laced with tobacco, dried earth, spices, florals and a sweet toasted oak oak character all developing in the glass. On the palate this possesses wonderful full-bodied richness, with a gorgeous plush texture backed by layers of delicious ripe dark fruit that expand through the supple finish. While this Cabernet is a pleasure to approach early on, it also displays the potential to age beautifully.
Rated 93/100 International Wine Report

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