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Beringer Alluvium Bl 2007

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The 2007 Alluvium Blanc is predominantly Sauvignon Blanc (49 percent) and Semillon (40 percent) with small amounts of Chardonnay (9 percent) and Viognier (1 percent). Laurie barrel fermented 96 percent of the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon lots in French Nevers oak, almost half of which were new. The nutty, toasty aromas and flavors lent by the oak give a lush backdrop for its bright, refreshing citrus flavors. The wines underwent malolactic fermentation (96 percent) to bring a creaminess to the overall blend that balances the crisp acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc.

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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

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Snooth User: John Andrews
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11/24/2010

Very interesting white wine that I see compared to Caymus Conundrum but they are very different. Conundrum goes for fruit & lightness whereas Alluvium goes for complexity & depth. The nose is complex. Some oilyness, some mint, some linen ... lots of things. Flavor is initially dominated by the Viognier but then more things appear. Not for everyone but a very, very, very interesting wine.


External Reviews for Beringer Alluvium Bl

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Beringer Vineyards Alluvium Blanc 2007 and all other wine from Beringer Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"The 2007 Alluvium has enticing savory and sweet aromas


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"The nutty



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The 2007 Alluvium Blanc is predominantly Sauvignon Blanc (49 percent) and Semillon (40 percent) with small amounts of Chardonnay (9 percent) and Viognier (1 percent). Laurie barrel fermented 96 percent of the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon lots in French Nevers oak, almost half of which were new. The nutty, toasty aromas and flavors lent by the oak give a lush backdrop for its bright, refreshing citrus flavors. The wines underwent malolactic fermentation (96 percent) to bring a creaminess to the overall blend that balances the crisp acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc.

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