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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

"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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