The St. Helena Home Vineyard is largely responsible for the establishment of Beringer Vineyards because this site, situated around the present-day winery, first attracted founder Jacob Beringer to the property in 1875. The vineyard is formed of a sloped alluvial fan of rock and gravelly soils with little capacity to hold water. Planted mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon, its fruit has been a key component of the Private Reserve Cabernet since 1982, and is a key component of Beringer 8th Maker Cabernet Sauvignon. St. Helena Home Vineyard Cabernet is characterized by classic Cabernet flavors of berries and black cherries layered with licorice and spice and a fleshy mid-palate. Careful attention is paid to vineyard blocks, which are kept separate and vinified with a goal of extracting maximum flavor.
"The 2014 Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon Home Vineyard is a knock-out and, of course, is one of the vineyards that is heavily represented in the final blend for the Private Reserve. There's no doubt about the quality of this big, classic Cabernet Sauvignon, which offers blackcurrant fruit, licorice, cedar wood, and some spice and earth." - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
The 2014 vintage offered an ideal growing season. Although California's drought brought another dry winter the growing season started with a warm, dry spring and relatively early bud break. Summer was mild and consistent with even, warm temperatures. Throughout the Napa Valley the season was even and tempered with no heat spikes or early rain. Warm days with plenty of sunshine and cool evenings allowed for excellent ripening, phenolic and flavor development in the grapes. Overall, vintage 2014 wines are of very high quality.
The Saint Helena Home Vineyard is largely responsible for the establishment of Beringer Vineyards because this site, situated around the present-day winery, first attracted founder Jacob Beringer to the property in 1875. The vineyard is formed of a sloped alluvial fan of rock and gravelly soils with little capacity to hold water. Planted entirely to Cabernet Sauvignon, its fruit has been a key component of the Private Reserve Cabernet since 1982.
Laurie Hook, Beringer's Winemaker Emeritus, began her career in the winemaking program at University of California at Davis, which is noted for training some of the best winemakers around the world. Upon graduating in 1984, she traveled to Australia to work at a small winery. After returning to work a harvest in Sonoma, Laurie came to Beringer as an enologist in 1986, a job that allowed her to solidify the scientific side of her training. In 1997, she was named Assistant Winemaker to Beringer Winemaster Ed Sbragia, and in 2000 she was promoted to Winemaker for Beringer Vineyards. Laurie lead our winemaking team for 15 years before transitioning to winemaker Emeritus in 2015.
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