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Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 92 points and 'Best Buy' by Wine & Spirits: Before Laurie Hook became Beringer's chief winemaker, she was responsible for the wines from Knights Valley, where Beringer farms 600 acres at elevations reaching 450 feet. In 2010, she's melded the fresh black currant flavors of the fruit from these rocky hillsides into a silken textural pleasure, balancing sweet and savory elements in a plump and luxurious cabernet.

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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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03/08/2014

Four glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/18/2014

Well-proportioned, this shows an edge of dried earth, herb and leather, with a vanilla bean accent to the dried berry notes. Very complete, but needs time. Drink now through 2022.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/18/2014

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Knight’s Valley reveals a vegetal character that keeps my score from going higher. Medium-bodied with Asian plum sauce, black currants, cherries and loamy soil undertones, it is adequate, but uninspiring, no doubt because of the vintage.


External Review
02/08/2014

The Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of clove, allspice, lavender, and cocoa. Juicy flavors of blackberry, sweet tobacco, and pink pepper are accented by fine, approachable tannins, nice body and a rich finish.



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Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 92 points and 'Best Buy' by Wine & Spirits: Before Laurie Hook became Beringer's chief winemaker, she was responsible for the wines from Knights Valley, where Beringer farms 600 acres at elevations reaching 450 feet. In 2010, she's melded the fresh black currant flavors of the fruit from these rocky hillsides into a silken textural pleasure, balancing sweet and savory elements in a plump and luxurious cabernet.

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