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Beringer Found.cab-merlot 2006

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The 2006 Napa Valley Merlot is an aromatic inviting wine from the start This wine is brimming with plum blackberry and sweet vanilla aromas The flavors are equally rich black cherry bittersweet chocolate and a hint of smoke The tannins are dense and the finish is supple despite the heft and complexity of the wine overall

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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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Member Reviews for Beringer Found.cab-merlot

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Snooth User: cesarhdez
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4.00 5
09/04/2010

Intense dark fruity hasselnut nose. Again nice round body with long finish mouth. No bitternes here. Good choice for on the budget Merlot.


Snooth User: redsfortherestofus
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2.00 5
03/30/2010

Tastes like cheap table wine, which is actually better than I expected. There are no detectable nuances in the mouth. I picked this up for my blog as an example of something bad - but I'm almost mildly impresed. Just like merlot should be - easy to drink. Still, it's really nothing special. MORE at http://redsfortherestofus.blogspot.com


Snooth User: nmtwo
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2.00 5
10/29/2012

Harsh after an hour of decanting.


Snooth User: julieri1
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3.50 5
03/28/2008

As hard as this is to come by, Beringer does a wonderful job. Deliciously light. Perfect compromise for a white and red wine drinker.


Snooth User: sunshinelady904
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3.50 5
07/17/2011

Smooth flavor. Friends that normally do not like a red wine have enjoyed this one chilled while on the beach.


External Reviews for Beringer Found.cab-merlot

11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Fairly ripe but not boldly fruity in its candied red cherry aromas, this one sports a slight woodsy note as well. It is more full in body than it is full in character, but it is not entirely lacking in that oh-so important attribute, and if not a wine that wins commendation, it is a useful offering nonetheless, and becomes especially worth remembering if you see it at discount. We found ours for $16 in the Bay Area.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Fairly ripe but not boldly fruity in its candied red cherry aromas


External Review
03/16/2010

Beringer Vineyards Merlot 2006 Founder's Estate and all other wine from Beringer Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
03/16/2010

Beringer Vineyards Shiraz 2006 Founder's Estate and all other wine from Beringer Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
12/31/2010

Rubinrote Farbe mit violetten Reflexen, Aromen nach roten Früchten, Vanille, reifen schwarzen Kirschen und Pflaumen. Am Gaumen fruchtig, leicht würzig, weich und geschmeidig, mit ausgeglichener Säure und zugänglichem Tannin.


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03/16/2010

Stone Cellars Merlot 2006 and all other wine from Stone Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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06/26/2012

Chocolate, berry, bay leaf, and forest floor notes emerge from the 2006 Merlot Bancroft Ranch, a more concentrated, bigger-framed, denser wine with more obvious oak. It needs 1-2 years of bottle age to shed some of its tannin. It should last for 15 y... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2006 Beringer Merlot Bancroft Ranch 750ml


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The 2006 Napa Valley Merlot is an aromatic inviting wine from the start This wine is brimming with plum blackberry and sweet vanilla aromas The flavors are equally rich black cherry bittersweet chocolate and a hint of smoke The tannins are dense and the finish is supple despite the heft and complexity of the wine overall

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