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Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Blassgelbe Farbe, frische Fruchtaromen, Äpfel, Ananas, Zitrusfrüchte und Orangenblüten, am Gaumen leicht geschmeidig, harmonisch und zugänglich.

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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

External Reviews for Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Blassgelbe Farbe, frische Fruchtaromen, Äpfel, Ananas, Zitrusfrüchte und Orangenblüten, am Gaumen leicht geschmeidig, harmonisch und zugänglich.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
12/05/2012

Savings on the Case! Beringer Vineyards holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley. The estate is also in the National Register for Historic Places as a historic district, a status it has held since 2001. With its perfect blend of modern technology and age old traditions, Beringer Vineyards still produces memorable wines that continue to bring recognition to the company and all of Napa Valley.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
12/05/2012

Beringer Vineyards holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley. The estate is also in the National Register for Historic Places as a historic district, a status it has held since 2001. With its perfect blend of modern technology and age old traditions, Beringer Vineyards still produces memorable wines that continue to bring recognition to the company and all of Napa Valley.


External Review
09/05/2013

Lighter than many Chards at this price point, the Beringer Napa is more elegant and almost French in style. Perfectly balanced and versatile, this will highlight a range of chicken, pasta or rice dishes.


External Review
08/15/2013

Bright, light yellow. Soft citrus, lemon and yellow peach aromas and flavors are complicated by spicy oak. Nicely rich, pliant and fruit-driven, with a touch of sweetness and an almost glyceral mouth feel. Sexy oak spices complement but do not overwhelm the smooth, varietally expressive chardonnay fruit. Finishes smooth and persistent. Admirable entry-level chardonnay, and an excellent value.


External Review
03/02/2013

Flavors of ripe citrus and apple are accented by aromas of toffee, tangerines and orange blossom. The mouth-coating, round texture highlights the rich flavors, all balanced by bright, refreshing notes that linger into the finish.


External Review
07/23/2013

A solid effort, with direct green apple, pear, spice and light floral and herbal touches, ending with a clean, refreshing finish. Drink now through 2016.


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