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Beringer Merlot 2008

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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
866152272
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: drsint
1424482,804
2.00 5
06/10/2010

Two glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Merlot

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Focused plum, berry and herb flavors ride on a supple though tightly knit frame. A new California appellation from Beringer. Drink now through 2003.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Bright red fruit and vanilla/spice aromas


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

Beringer Founders' Estate Merlot 2008 750ML


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
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
06/13/2012

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.


External Review
01/03/2012

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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