2015 Beringer Cabernet Distinction Series
2015 Beringer Cabernet Distinction Series Very aromatic and fascinating with hazelnut and walnut aromas. Blackberries, too. Full-bodied, firm and silky with a juicy finish. Long and flavorful. Drink or hold.Richly colored in an inky purple hue, the wine offers aromas and flavors of dark fruits, featuring blackberry, currants, smoked meats and baking spices, with menthol and cedar cigar box notes accented by rich pipe tobacco. Trending toward full body with muscular tannins, the finish is long and lingering, with a dense texture that promises a long and rewarding life cycle. Winemaker. A brand-new Cabernet offering for 2021, from Beringer: the Distinction Cabernet derives its unique name from the specific vineyards and blocks within Napa Valley that provide its exotic fruit profile.The 2015 growing season in Sonoma and Knights Valley was marked by pleasant weather with little pressure from heat spikes or unseasonable rain. A dry winter, common in recent years, was quickly followed by an equally dry spring, leading to an early bud break and fast start to the growing season. Warm weather continued throughout late spring and summer, allowing for the steady and sure development of flavors. Harvest began early in August, and the overall quality, complexity and balance in the vines produced exceptional fruit for the winemakers. The impact of the continuing drought was evident in slightly lighter crop loads, but the reduction in size was offset by an increase in quality.Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards’ founding brother Jacob Beringer, was immersed in wine from the moment he was born in the heart of the Napa Valley. As the direct descendant to Beringer’s first winemaker and one of the most iconic family names in Napa Valley wine history, he knew from a young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. As a young man he spent many hours working in his family’s wine store in Saint Helena, expanding his knowledge of wine as well as gaining an appreciation for wines outside of the famous region he has always called home.