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CityWineCellar.com USD 25.99 750ml

Beringer Napa Chardonnay California Subregion Napa Valley Napa Valley 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Review Flowers and oak spices on the nose. Rounder than the Stanly Ranch bottling but less precise, with more wood influence showing. Finishes with modest persistence. Most of the barrel-fermented portion of this wine (53%) went through malolactic fermentation. Wine Tasting Notes The number one Napa Valley Chardonnay, the Chardonnay is a combination of lemon zest, apple blossom, nutmeg, vanilla bean, butterscotch and slightly mineral aromas that lead into mouth coating citrus and apple flavors and a long citrus finish.

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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 Napa Chardonnay California Subregion Napa Valley Napa Valley

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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5.00 5
01/28/2008

One of the best white wines i have ever had. Great creaminess with a nice finish for a white. My first Semillion.


Snooth User: John Andrews
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3.00 5
03/25/2010

Medium body bordeaux type blend. Not as full bodied as I was expecting and is more bordeaux like than California. Soft tannins with sour cherry and smokiness. Needs time to open up.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: WineGent
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3.50 5
08/04/2008

The Alluvium pours beautifully....rich almost viscous. The honeysuckle aroma from the Viognier wafts from the glass followed by pear, and citrus. Swirling the glass, the wine clings to the bowl forshadowing the viscocity and lush mouth feel. Peach and stone fruit, pear, vanilla; all linger with a long finish. Fabulous for a $15.00 wine.

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  • Snooth User: Black Mamba
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    4.00 5
    09/13/2008

    This is a very nice California Bordeaux blend, including semillon (and even a little chardonnay!) which adds so much to the ubiquitous sauvignon blanc. Racy, somewhat light up front, it morphs into a delicious buttery finish which lasts up to 30 seconds. This is more flavorful and more complex than any of the actual Bordeaux whites in it's price range- a great value. Great with New England clam chowder.


    Snooth User: syh
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    4.00 5
    09/30/2010

    light

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    Snooth User: RenoWino
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    4.00 5
    12/22/2009

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Beringer Napa Chardonnay California Subregion Napa Valley Napa Valley

    External Review
    05/22/2011

    A wine that mimics a top white Graves is Beringer's 2005 Alluvium Blanc, a barrel-fermented blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon that represents terrific value. This honeyed effort possesses crisp acidity as well as loads of melon, fig and waxy lanolin characteristics. It can be enjoyed over the next year.


    External Review
    05/22/2011

    A bracing acidity and tart citrus, orange peel and peach flavors are pleasantly balanced with spice and campfire smoke nuances on a sleek frame, with a long finish. Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Chardonnay and Viognier. Drink now through 2013.


    External Review
    05/22/2011

    Plush and generous, with fine richness and depth to candied fig, melon, beeswax and dried hay flavors. Tangy quince and marshmallow-scented oak lingers on the finish. Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier. Drink now.


    External Review
    05/22/2011

    Beringer's twist on white Bordeaux, this Semillon and Sauvignon blend adds small amounts of Chard and Viognier to produce a tremendously invigorating white wine. Barrel fermented and aged on the lees, it's rich and exotic in custardy pineapple, fig, peach, apple, wildflower and vanilla spice flavors that finish with great length. Crisp and dry.


    External Review
    Source: CityWineCellar.com
    01/19/2010

    91 Points - Wine & Spirits "The black cherry flavors of this Cabernet blend merge into gentle, earthy tannins, finely integrated and savory in the end. It has a silken gloss, generous enough to melt in your mouth with a lamb chop."


    External Review
    03/16/2010

    Beringer Vineyards Alluvium Red 2006 and all other wine from Beringer Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


    External Review
    05/22/2011

    There is not a better value in California dry whites than Beringer's 2006 Alluvium Blanc. This blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and a dollop of Chardonnay, and even Viognier in certain vintages, is a distinctive, dry, medium to full-bodied white revealing notes of lemon grass, honeysuckle, nectarines, and waxy figs. It will be compatible with an assortment of foods. Drink it over the next 1-2 years, although it may last longer.


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    Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Review Flowers and oak spices on the nose. Rounder than the Stanly Ranch bottling but less precise, with more wood influence showing. Finishes with modest persistence. Most of the barrel-fermented portion of this wine (53%) went through malolactic fermentation. Wine Tasting Notes The number one Napa Valley Chardonnay, the Chardonnay is a combination of lemon zest, apple blossom, nutmeg, vanilla bean, butterscotch and slightly mineral aromas that lead into mouth coating citrus and apple flavors and a long citrus finish.

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