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Beringer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Founders' Estate 2013

Member Review by Raven9167:

Lots of fruit!

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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

Member Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Founders' Estate

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Snooth User: Raven9167
59075558
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/24/2010

Lots of fruit!


Snooth User: Cheri
43567545
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/25/2008

Light and refreshing taste, soft bouquet


Snooth User: hunter08
3193411
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/12/2007

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Founders' Estate

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 02/05/2013

Beringer Founders Estate Sauvignon Blanc shows bright fruit characteristics with a wonderfully refreshing grape fruit flavor that is enhanced with intense citrus, ripe stone fruit and white fig. The wine finishes with a clean grassy note and crisp acidity making it a perfect match with grilled fish.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/12/2013

Blassgelbe Farbe mit grünen Reflexen, intensives an Grapefruit, Limetten und weissen Blüten erinnerndes Bukett. Am Gaumen lebhaft und doch mild, angenehm strukturiert, ausgeglichen mit frischem würzigem Abgang.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Cardamom, lemon, melon, and quince flavors have a honeyed character, picking up lush caramel and fig notes that linger through the finish. Very good inexpensive summer quaffer. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Good richness, dominated by buttery oak overtones and butterscotch flavors, with a hint of citrus. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Subdues aromas of peach and tropical fruits, with a leesy nuance. Juicy but rather easygoing for this wine, with good ripeness and modest cut. Softened by the addition of some Sèmillon.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

This is Beringer's best Sauvignon Blanc in memory. It's a splendid wine, completely dry and crisp in acidity, with polished flavors of lemons, limes, lemongrass, green melon and vanilla. Sommeliers should scoop this up by the case.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Bright aromas of pineapple and grapefruit. Juicy, ripe and fruit driven, with a note of crystalized pineapple. Not complex but offers good verve and sweetness.


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