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Beringer Meritage Knights Valley 2010

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2010 Beringer Vineyards Meritage Red Wine Knights Valley 750ml

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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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Snooth User: jjknight38
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/24/2012

What a pleasant surprise from a winery I pretty much have learned to dismiss. What I don't like about Beringer is the amount of production they release! They scare me when their wines are available from Rite Aid to your local "booze hound" liquor store. However, getting over my historical bias and historical affinity for White Zinfandel, I have to say these new KV wines are pretty impressive! The Meritage was rich, vibrant and flavorful. Even so, it retained a good amount of structure to stay food friendly and keep a nice balance between being too fruit forward yet retaining some tannin and acid to keep the wine honest. The label says cocoa and smoky oak, but I would have to say there's more cocoa than oak but the wine does have all five bordeaux varietals which makes it even more appealing! Cheers to Beringer and their fine release of a classically styled wine and a winner winner chicken dinner. Probably more with rib-eye truth be told :)


Snooth User: MediaSandS
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1992 07/11/2011

Lots of dust so good thing I decanted, fruit bomb during decanting; medium red and clear; big expansive berry and bushy herbal nose, delightful in mouth and adds tartness and cherry moving into darker berries and ever so slight raison; really fresh considering it is 19 yrs old and so inexpensive - JCW, July 2011.


External Reviews for Beringer Meritage Knights Valley

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/15/2013

Beringer Vineyards holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley. It is also one of the very few wineries that survived the draconian prohibition of 1922, which lasted over a decade. The estate is also in the National Register for Historic Places as a historic district, a status it has held since 2001.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/13/2013

Der Meritage strotzt nur so von dunklen Früchten: helle und dunkle Kirschen, Pflaumen und Brombeeren. Zusammen mit süsslichen Gewürzen wie Muskat und Zimt umschmeicheln sie den Gaumen, dazu ein Hauch Lavendel. Kraftvoll und weich am Gaumen mit einer Explosion der Aromen.



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