The 1987 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml is from the Napa Valley region of California.
wa93Wine Advocate 93 points
The 1987 Reserve is a worthy competitor to the terrific 1986. The 1987's dark ruby/garnet color is followed by a super bouquet. There are huge aromas of chocolate, spicy new oak, herbs, cassis and tobacco in this beautifully scented wine. In the mouth, it is full-bodied, voluptuous, spicy, and crammed with fruit, glycerin, and enough tannin to support 15-16 years of cellaring. Like the 1986, the tannins are soft, and, fortunately, the acids are not shrill enough to prevent immediate drinkability. This is a skillfully made, complex Cabernet Sauvignon that will not linger long on retailers' shelves. - WA, RP (10/1993)
ws97Wine Spectator 97 points
Dark, ripe, intense and opulent, this is a remarkably complex and youthful wine. It serves up layers of currant, berry, chocolate, mint, herb and spice, finishing with firm yet supple tannins. Ready to drink, but worthy of cellaring.--1987 California Cabernet horizontal. Best from 2000 through 2010. –JL WS
VN90Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 90 points
Bright ruby-red. Lively, perfumed aromas of cassis, raspberry and spicy oak. Pretty, focused and sappy in the mouth, with an impressively fresh raspberry flavor. Offers very good balance and structure, though it seemed to grow a bit harder as it opened in the glass. Finishes very long, with ripe, fine tannins.- Stephen Tanzer (9/22)