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Beringer Vineyards Beringer Napa Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright lemon zest, apple, pineapple, star fruit and mineral aromas and mouth-filling lemon curd, apple and butterscotch flavors.

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Beringer Vineyards:
  It is impossible to take Beringer’s long history lightly. With their 215 acre plot of land purchased in 1875 and the winery founded in 1876, Jacob and Frederick Beringer’s winery is the oldest continually operating winery in Napa Valley. In 2001, it was named a historic district in the National Register for Historic Places. Current winemaker Laurie Hook and winemaster Ed ... Read more
  It is impossible to take Beringer’s long history lightly. With their 215 acre plot of land purchased in 1875 and the winery founded in 1876, Jacob and Frederick Beringer’s winery is the oldest continually operating winery in Napa Valley. In 2001, it was named a historic district in the National Register for Historic Places. Current winemaker Laurie Hook and winemaster Ed Sbragia continue to draw from over a dozen vineyards to create world-class wines from varying soil compositions and climates. The winery managed to survive, and even thrive, during Prohibition by selling sacramental wines with a federal license. Since the wine was being made for religious purposes, it was legal! A unique aspect of Beringer is the tunnel system that was carved into the side of Spring Mountain around 1880. Chinese immigrant workers, the same workers that helped build the Trans-Continental Railroad, spent years hand-chiseling the 1,200 feet of tunnels. To this day, the tunnels act as a natural insulator, keeping the temperature between 58 and 60 degrees year-round, ideal for storing wine. Read less

External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Beringer Napa Valley Vineyards Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/23/2013

Beringer’s 2011 Chardonnay impresses for its balance and harmony. Another wine that punches above its weight, the Chardonnay is laced with bright citrus and floral notes, all in a focused, vibrant style that is incredibly appealing. The partial malo style gives the wine plenty of depth, while not overwhelming the sheer vibrancy of the aromas and flavors. This is another terrific value. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/23/2013

A solid effort, with direct green apple, pear, spice and light floral and herbal touches, ending with a clean, refreshing finish. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/15/2013

Bright, light yellow. Soft citrus, lemon and yellow peach aromas and flavors are complicated by spicy oak. Nicely rich, pliant and fruit-driven, with a touch of sweetness and an almost glyceral mouth feel. Sexy oak spices complement but do not overwhelm the smooth, varietally expressive chardonnay fruit. Finishes smooth and persistent. Admirable entry-level chardonnay, and an excellent value.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/05/2013

Lighter than many Chards at this price point, the Beringer Napa is more elegant and almost French in style. Perfectly balanced and versatile, this will highlight a range of chicken, pasta or rice dishes.


External Review
03/02/2013

Flavors of ripe citrus and apple are accented by aromas of toffee, tangerines and orange blossom. The mouth-coating, round texture highlights the rich flavors, all balanced by bright, refreshing notes that linger into the finish.



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