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Beringer Founders' Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Premier 2001

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Another good drink from this line, this Cab displays ripe, juicy flavors of black currants and cherries that are accented with smoky vanilla and toast. Itrsquo;s smooth and supple in the mouth. A good value in this price range.

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Region: USA » California » Napa

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  • 2001

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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
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External Reviews for Beringer Founders' Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Premier

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Another good drink from this line, this Cab displays ripe, juicy flavors of black currants and cherries that are accented with smoky vanilla and toast. Itrsquo;s smooth and supple in the mouth. A good value in this price range.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Pour this into a decanter and it will go from being a thick, black-cherry red to a plush, generous, cherry-scented cabernet, a simple pleasure with a steak.



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