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Sherry-Lehmann USD 19.95 750ml

Beringer Chardonnay Napa 2016

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2016 Chardonnay is scented of toasty oak and apple pie with a honeydew melon undercurrent and a touch of lemon peel. It's medium to full-bodied, with a pleasant oiliness to the texture, plenty of wood-laced melon flavors and a nice lift to the finish. It’s a little old school, but well done." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

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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 Chardonnay Napa

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Snooth User: kerrybell
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/02/2011

Very smooth. Light sweet and mild.


3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/18/2014

Three glasses


Snooth User: ledavis4
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/18/2012

Lovely wine - crisp acidity, notes of citrus, and a nice oak finish


Snooth User: John Andrews
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/28/2008

One of the best white wines i have ever had. Great creaminess with a nice finish for a white. My first Semillion.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,448
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/25/2010

Medium body bordeaux type blend. Not as full bodied as I was expecting and is more bordeaux like than California. Soft tannins with sour cherry and smokiness. Needs time to open up.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


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External Reviews for Beringer Chardonnay Napa

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2012 10/15/2009

We are using a mix of barrel and steel fermentation (a longer, cooler fermentation) to highlight the different characteristics we get from our four Chardonnay vineyards, this is an exciting example of this exploration featuring almost half of the blend fermented in steel tanks. Lemon zest, apple, pear, vanilla and toasty spice aromas carry into the flavors with a refreshing tanginess and a bright fruit finish. Winery. Flowers and oak spices on the nose. Rounder than the Stanly Ranch bottling but less precise, with more wood influence showing. Finishes with modest persistence. Most of the barrel-fermented portion of this wine (53%) went through malolactic fermentation


External Review
Vintage: 2012 06/20/2014

Starts out with a smoky oak note before folding in pear and apple flavors. This is pleasing throughout, but turns simpler on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 03/06/2013

With bright citrus aromas and ripe tropical fruit flavors in the mouth, all lead to a rich lingering finish. The wine has ripe pear, pineapple, and mango flavors highlighted by citrus, Granny Smith apple and hints of baking spices.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 06/20/2014

There are between 50,000-60,000 cases of the 2012 Chardonnay, most of it from sources in Carneros and Oak Knoll. This 100% estate Chardonnay can probably be found discounted to around $15 a bottle. Aromas of lemon oil, white peach and a touch of honeyed orange skin are followed by a crisp, elegant, medium-bodied Chardonnay that has obviously seen a touch of oak. However, it is a fresh, steely, delicious Chardonnay that should drink well for another 2–3 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 06/20/2014

Bright, light yellow. Tropical fruits, ripe peach and lemon oil aromas are complicated by charred oak and notes of spices and vanilla. Pliant and fruity, with the spicy oak element giving the mid-palate a touch of sweetness, as well as a slightly phenolic character on the back end.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2012 04/12/2011

We are using a mix of barrel and steel fermentation (a longer, cooler fermentation) to highlight the different characteristics we get from our four Chardonnay vineyards, this is an exciting example of


External Review
Vintage: 2012 08/09/2015

Starts out with a smoky oak note before folding in pear and apple flavors. This is pleasing throughout, but turns simpler on the finish. Drink now. 42,000 cases made.


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"The 2016 Chardonnay is scented of toasty oak and apple pie with a honeydew melon undercurrent and a touch of lemon peel. It's medium to full-bodied, with a pleasant oiliness to the texture, plenty of wood-laced melon flavors and a nice lift to the finish. It’s a little old school, but well done." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

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