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Beringer Cabernet Knight's Valley U.s.a. Red 2002

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This bordeaux-blend expresses the special character of California's unspoiled and ancient Knights Valley, which lies at the northern entrance to the Napa Valley. A combination of a perfect climate, alluvial soils, and a winemaking process that included 24 months of barrel aging has created a powerfully aromatic wine with a complex mid-palate and a long, supple finish. This is a wine to enjoy now, but it will also age beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

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  • 2002

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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 Cabernet Knight's Valley U.s.a. Red

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Snooth User: srej
6951222
3.50 5
04/28/2008

Overpriced but a good wine


Snooth User: aabels
749098
5.00 5
06/13/2008

Nice crisp wine without that heavy after bite.


Snooth User: rribbe
282154
4.00 5
06/12/2007

One of my go to staples in restaurants when I do not know a lot of the labels on the wine list.



This bordeaux-blend expresses the special character of California's unspoiled and ancient Knights Valley, which lies at the northern entrance to the Napa Valley. A combination of a perfect climate, alluvial soils, and a winemaking process that included 24 months of barrel aging has created a powerfully aromatic wine with a complex mid-palate and a long, supple finish. This is a wine to enjoy now, but it will also age beautifully over the next 3-5 years.

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