Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon is from Napa, California, USA. For this review I tasted a 2012 “Founders Estate” Cabernet.
Founders Estate is the line of wines that Beringer says combines quality with every day value. These wines are meant to be opened right away.
Price paid for the Founders Estate Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon was $8.99.
Per the bottle, Beringer is the Official Wine of the PGA Tour.
Alcohol content of Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0%.
Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting
It has subtle legs when first poured. After a bit of air, it seemed to coat the inside of the glass better and produce more legs.
On the nose, the wine produced cherry blossom florals. The aroma was light to medium in intensity. It’s a very clean smelling wine with little pronounced alcohol. The aroma wasn’t overly developed and wasn’t noticeable from afar.
The wine’s taste included flavors of blackberry and vanilla. It’s a smooth drinking wine and is not dry at all. It reminded me of a blend in that there was some sweetness in the flavor.
Although the bottle suggested flavors of oak and spice, I didn’t sense either one.
Mouthfeel was silky, with a milky to creamy texture. I detected only minimal tannins.
The wine’s finish was short to medium.
Overall, this really wasn’t my kind of Cabernet. I tend to like more complexity and less sweetness. If this wine had been presented as a red wine blend, it would have been more in line with what I experienced.
Having said that, this wine is definitely “non-controversial” and would be approachable for someone who doesn’t like a dry red. If you like a hint of smooth sweetness in a red wine, this may be to your liking. It’s a good wine if you are just getting into reds or if you are serving it as one of the wine choices for a dinner.