The brothers Frederick and Jacob Beringer established Beringer in 1876 in the belief that Napa could be a premier wine-growing region like Germany’s Rhine River Valley, from which they hailed. The brothers quickly made Beringer famous for producing world-class wines, a legacy that continues to this day and reaches its finest expression in our Private Reserve series.
To make these small-production wines, fifth-generation winemaker Mark Beringer chooses the best lots from our reserve vineyards in the Napa Valley, each demonstrating a different aspect of Napa’s prized terroir. Beringer’s Private Reserve wines have become famous as one of the truest expressions of a given vintage.
Richly garnet and purple in colour, the wine opens with aromas of oak spice and dark black fruits framed with chocolate mocha. The palate is dominated by mountain blackberries, plum, and cassis, accented by black truffles. The fruit is opulent with soft, silky tannins and excellent structure. A wine built for the ages, with much yet to be revealed.