Beringer Knights Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley|
Dark violet with shimmering garnet color tones, the 2019 Knights Valley Reserve has a beautiful bouquet of ripe black cherry and boysenberry, with touches of tea leaf, lavender, and fresh sage. The fruit is bright and lively, showing flavors of black currant, blackberries, and crème de cassis cordial, supported by warm spice notes of cinnamon, vanilla bean, and allspice. Velvety-rich in texture with fine-grained polished tannins and an elegant lengthy finish with concentrated, dense, dark fruit, accompanied by a precise tension and balance that pleases the palate from first sip to last.
Rich, softly tannic and saturated with black fruits, tobacco and dark chocolate, this full-bodied wine has a long life ahead. Ample flavors are gently but firmly held by fine-grained tannins that will need time to resolve and let more complexity shine through.
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.
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 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve emerges from a plot on the southern edge of the ranch, where soils are quite rocky. Inky, deep and full of richness, the Reserve has a lot to offer. Blueberry jam, chocolate, spice, licorice, gravel and menthol are all kicked up in this voluptuous Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve is a smaller selection that was pulled from the top terroirs as well as some top barrels in the cellar. Darker currants, chocolate, graphite, and roasted herb notes give way to a full-bodied, concentrated, fruit-forward Cabernet with loads of charm. It's a solid step up over the base Knights Valley release.