Beringer Vyds Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve 1988 1.5L Item #: 892555 Description: 13.4% alcohol; 27% Chabot, 34% State Lane, 19% St. Helena, 18% Bancroft Ranch and 2% Cabernet Franc): Good medium red. Shallow aromas show little in the way of ripe fruit: leather, graphite, mint and green pepper, plus a hint of plum. Decadent and dry in the mouth but at the same time too green and fading, and a bit flat. Finishes with parching tannins.
-- Stephen Tanze