"This delicious Riesling is opulent, rich, lusciously sweet and has a long finish."
"A spicy, peppery wine, with a hint of fruity flavor such as berries or dark cherries."
"91 Points- Wine Advocate. The nose offers up gorgeously sweet, expansive aromas of melted licorice, black cherries, currants, underbrush, and a hint of camphor. Dense, chewy, full-bodied, and fabulously pure, with a multilayered, textured mid-palate as well as a long, savory, well-delineated, moderately tannic finish."
"93 Points- Stephen Tanzer. Knockout aromas of strawberry, cherry, blood orange and flowers, complicated by a smoky minerality and a building peppery quality. Wonderfully elegant and silky wine, with perfectly integrated acidity giving it noteworthy energy. This saturates the palate without leaving any sense of undue weight."
"96 Points- Wine Advocate.Garrigue, truffle, leather and plenty of ripe fruit flow to a full-bodied, mouth filling and unctuously textured feel on the palate. A classic, foudre-aged blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and the rest other permitted varieties. Drink through 2023."
"A lighter color but a substantive style, a touch earthy, with black cherry, rhubarb, cola and spice flavors that are well-focused. Gains richness on the finish."
"Bright, earthy cherry-raspberry fruit is shaded by tea, spice and rhubarb notes that turn complex, revealing depth and richness."
"95 Points- Robert Parker. Still densely purple-colored, the 1997 exhibits wonderful plum, blackberry, cedar, spice and subtle smoky oak notes, a gorgeously opulent texture, full-bodied power and hints of roasted espresso and white chocolate in the flavors. This beauty can be drunk now and over the next 12-15+ years. One of the all-time great Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserves, it also has the highest production to date of this cuvee."
"92 Points- Wine Enthusiast. Berries, toast, pepper and chocolate form a fairly complex set of aromatics. Plum, cherry and a certain earthiness are supported by a nice touch of cedar. The acids seem slightly high on the palate, but the finish takes care of everything - it really steals the show."