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Beringer Founders' Estate Pinot Noir California 2010

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Sixty percent North coast fruit for the muscle and body of the wine, which imparted the rich flavors and aromas of ripe black fruit and Bing cherry. The blend of Central Coast fruits for the remainder of the wine added agile suppleness, with exotic hints of cardamom, orange pekoe tea, and rose hips. The result is a wine with good structure and flavor that is a delicious accompaniment to almost anything - whether it's with friends or food (or both!)

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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 Founders' Estate Pinot Noir California

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,657
2.50 5
10/08/2012

Fairly light Pinot with red fruit, bing cherry, raspberry, light nose and a medium finish. Not bad for the price.


Snooth User: matthewjk
952217230
3.50 5
09/20/2012

Beringer offers quite a bit to enjoy in their Founder's Estate Pinot. Black Cherry really does come through prominently, with some toasted notes in the background. Nice bargin.


External Reviews for Beringer Founders' Estate Pinot Noir California

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Source: Bowery And Vine
03/22/2012

Flavors of black cherry and plum with hints of toasted nuts and spice.



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Sixty percent North coast fruit for the muscle and body of the wine, which imparted the rich flavors and aromas of ripe black fruit and Bing cherry. The blend of Central Coast fruits for the remainder of the wine added agile suppleness, with exotic hints of cardamom, orange pekoe tea, and rose hips. The result is a wine with good structure and flavor that is a delicious accompaniment to almost anything - whether it's with friends or food (or both!)

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