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Beringer Merlot 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright red fruit and vanilla/spice aromas, and black cherry and sweet black plum flavors.

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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 Merlot

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Snooth User: ShoggothLord
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0.00 5
06/19/2011

Found this on sale at Arrow Wine. Have not tried as yet, but other reviews suggest this is not that good...hopefully they are wrong?


Snooth User: bosoxfan23
479256192
1.00 5
02/21/2011

You get what you pay for - cheap Merlot. Slight aromas of plum and red berries - decent purplish hue. Though smooth, it is simply watered-down without any fruit tastes coming through. I was not expecting a lot from this wine and yet, it still disappointed me.


Snooth User: lmgee
11018884
4.00 5
05/21/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Merlot

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Earth, wild berry, tar and black currant flavors are supple and round, with harmonious toasty oak and herbal tones. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/06/2010

Here’s a great value wine that has everything that made you fall in love with this much-admired varietal in the first place. It’s packed with deep, dark berry fruit and nuanced with hints of cocoa, herb and earth. It’s the velvety texture though, that makes this Merlot instantly appealing and hard not to embrace. Beringer Vineyards has been producing fine Merlot for generations. Obviously they’ve found a formula that works just right.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
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.


External Review
09/27/2011

This simple and light merlot has notes of sweet cherry and a hint of cinnamon spice, ideal for a tomato-based pasta dish.


External Review
04/20/2010

Stone Cellars Merlot 2008 and all other wine from Stone Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
10/18/2012

Jacob and Frederick Beringer founded Beringer Vineyards in the year 1870 in the heart of the Napa Valley. The winery houses it's wines in historic tunnels, hand chiseled over many years.


External Review
10/24/2011

The Beringer Founders' Estate Merlot is approachable and delicious. Hints of plum and brown spice on the nose compliment the boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry finish on the palate. It's well-balanced, soft tannins make this wine a perfect accompaniment to a variety of foods, such as grilled meats or hearty vegetable dishes. - Winery


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