BERINGER VINEYARDS, STEINHAUER RANCH VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON
HOWELL MOUNTAIN, NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 2017
Named a ‘Top 100 Winery’ by Wine Spectator an astounding 12 times, Beringer Vineyards is a Napa Valley stalwart whose top wines continue to showcase precisely why the region became famous for its inimitable Cabernet Sauvignon. Steinhauer Ranch Vineyard, located at 1,800-foot elevation atop Howell Mountain, has been featured in Beringer’s iconic Private Reserve blend since 1993, but winemaker Mark Beringer recognized the potential of the vineyard’s fruit to shine on its own as well. From there, the single-vineyard Steinhauer Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon was born. The 2015 and 2016 vintages garnered high praise and high scores from top publications, and today’s wine, the recently released 2017 Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, continues that trend. Vinous’ Antonio Galloni notes its “brooding intensity,” calling it “the darkest and most powerful of Beringer's 2017 Howell Mountain wines.” The unapologetically bold profile, deep concentration, and firm tannins of the 2017 suggest a long life ahead, and the wine will easily continue to evolve over the coming 2+ decades. We’re proud to offer this Napa Valley gem to you today, along with special Concierge pricing—available for one week only!
Beringer’s Steinhauer Ranch Vineyard was renamed in 2003 to honor the winery’s long-time vineyard manager, Bob “Taz” Steinhauer; the 36-acre vineyard was originally known as Tre Colline (Italian for “three hills”) in honor of its rolling terrain. The vineyard sits predominantly above the fog line, where the intense solar radiation is ideal for late-ripening varietals. This climactic favor, along with the cooler mountain temperatures and larger diurnal shift, allows the vineyard’s Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc to thrive in the volcanic, iron-rich soils—ultimately yielding fruit with concentrated, bold flavor and unmistakable potential. In the winery, the wine aged 20 months in 100% new, toasted French oak, hand-selected from France’s Nevers forest.
The 2017 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and offers up a layered profile of dark blackberry fruit, graphite, baking chocolate, herbs, and sweet, toasty oak. Robert Parker once said “after years of visiting the world's best wine producers, I cannot think of too many cellars where I have walked out shaking my head at such an extraordinary range of quality." The quality of today’s 2017 Steinhauer Ranch Cabernet is simply undeniable. For those who love bold, powerful reds, today’s wine is a must-have. Secure your order today!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Spring 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.