"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."
"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."
"94 Points - Wine Spectator. Only the best of the best fruit from each vineyard is ever considered for possible inclusion in these, our finest cuv?es. This powerful wine displays pure flavors of black fruit and cassis, framed by the rich vanilla and toast flavors from over two years aging in French oak barrels."
"A hearty 18% Malbec is part of this wine, from the producer's appellation estate. Clove, cedar and graphite kick things off on the nose, before youthful tannin give breadth and depth to the ripe blackberry, cherry and blueberry. The wine is soft and seductive on the finish."
"93 Points- Wine Spectator. A big, ripe, rich and flavorful wine, with tiers of currant, anise, black cherry and spice, picking up pretty, toasted oak flavors and finishing with a silky-smooth texture."
"90 Points- Wine Advocate. A classic Bordeaux (Medoc) styled wine, this offering exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, followed by attractive aromas and flavors of lead pencil, spice, cedar, and black currants. While it is moderately tannic, medium-bodied, with outstanding concentration and purity, the wine remains tight and backward.It is an impressively elegant, finesse-styled proprietary red wine from Pine Ridge."