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Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes The Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has bright cherry fruit flavors, sweet vanilla oak, and smokey aromas that are accented by a pretty background of dried herbs and bramblebush scents. The wine is well structured with a full mouth of fruit that is sweet and zesty, and supported by a nice bright acidity and round tannins. A small amount of Malbec was added to the final blend for greater complexity.

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 Sauvignon Knights Valley

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Snooth User: winepolok88
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3.50 5
04/18/2011

This wine is good for the money. Middle of the road but definitely isn't horrible. Black fruits and is fairly well balanced. Cheers


Snooth User: nkhosla
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4.00 5
01/11/2010

Good full body


Snooth User: rmiranne
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4.50 5
01/19/2011

This is a great wine for the money. My go-to wine when stopping by the shop before a dinner party.


Snooth User: nirajagarwal
1226365
4.00 5
12/09/2010

Grabs you.


Snooth User: gilm1985
75607089
4.00 5
02/03/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

External Review
07/12/2011

A good, rich Cabernet for drinking now and over the short term. It's dry and full-bodied, and if it's a little heavy, the blackberry, currant, butter and cedar flavors are delicious.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Extended maceration created larger tannins to enhance the lush mouthfeel of the blend and extracted a maximum of color


External Review
05/19/2011

Bright ruby-red. Quintessential cabernet aromas of cassis, graphite, bitter chocolate, currant leaf and leather. Sweet, lush and sexy; showing well after the bottling. Finishes with firm tannins and lingering fruit. At the moment, this is mostly from vines planted in 1989 and 1987, as much of the rest of these vines were recently replanted due to phylloxera.


External Review
05/19/2011

Polished, with lots of flair, this well-crafted wine shows good varietal character. Cassis, olive and herb flavors are joined by smoky oak and dry, fine tannins, with lively acids. Try cellaring for a year or two.


External Review
10/14/2011

Notes of blackberry, dried herbs, and star anise balanced with distinct, rich tannins.


External Review
05/19/2011

Good deep, bright ruby. Black cherry, licorice and fresh herbs on the slightly medicinal nose. At once dense and juicy, with lively acidity and a firm tannic spine keeping the bright dark berry and licorice flavors under wraps today. This has good weight and balance and finishes with broad, serious, building tannins that call for a year or two of patience. Already showing a bit of flesh, but give this another year or two to round out in bottle.


External Review
05/19/2011

Characteristic deep black cherry aromas and flavors backed by subtler hints of briery berries, cedar and coffee.


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Wine Tasting Notes The Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has bright cherry fruit flavors, sweet vanilla oak, and smokey aromas that are accented by a pretty background of dried herbs and bramblebush scents. The wine is well structured with a full mouth of fruit that is sweet and zesty, and supported by a nice bright acidity and round tannins. A small amount of Malbec was added to the final blend for greater complexity.

Dietary Information: Kosher


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