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?
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.
External Reviews for Beringer Merlot
Focused plum, berry and herb flavors ride on a supple though tightly knit frame. A new California appellation from Beringer. Drink now through 2003.
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.
Fine for this price, a fruity, somewhat tannic wine thatrsquo;s dry and balanced and pretty rich. A little bit of Petite Syrah and Zinfandel add darker plum, roasted coffee and chocolate layers to Merlotrsquo;s cherries and blackberries. Smooth enough to drink with fine meats and cheeses.
Black and bing cherry fruit is complemented by spicy qualities, notes of white pepper and even a whiff of cinnamon, backed up by a cedar and light caramel component that comes from the wine's time in oak.
Nice for the price. Therersquo;s some juicy fruit along with greener, thinner notes, but well-structured, with the velvety tannins of far more expensive wines. Dry, but soft. A good everyday wine.
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