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Beringer Napa Valley Merlot 2009

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Boasting a dark ruby-garnet color with cherry, strawberry, sweet orange rind, old rose and spice aromas this wine has forward fruit aromas and flavors of sweet red cherries, sweet spice, and silky tannins

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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
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Member Reviews for Beringer Napa Valley Merlot

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Snooth User: bobcatpunk
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3.50 5
03/28/2012

mellow, dark berries, easy drinking, good with grilled red meat


Snooth User: dannyboy50
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4.00 5
12/23/2013

still trying this wine thing until I find the right red. one of the best yet. enjoy


External Reviews for Beringer Napa Valley Merlot

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
12/31/2010

Himbeerrosa Farbe, Aromen die an rote Beeren, besonders Erdbeeren, Pfirsiche und Wassermelonen erinnern. Am Gaumen frische Fruchtaromen, leicht süsslich, spritzig und erfrischend.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Blackberry, cinnamon and sweet cream aromas give Beringerrsquo;s bouquet a fresh-out-of-the-oven pie smell. This soft, supple Shiraz has juicy berry fruit, black chocolate and vanilla flavors and a clean, tart berry fruit and mineral finish. An easy-to-drink crowd-pleaser.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Toasty oak tones of mocha and vanilla integrate nicely with black currant and plum flavors. Excellent value. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Ripe cherry and plum flavors, subtle herbal notes and soft tannic structure combine to produce a wine filled with rich flavor and a velvety texture.


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Boasting a dark ruby-garnet color with cherry, strawberry, sweet orange rind, old rose and spice aromas this wine has forward fruit aromas and flavors of sweet red cherries, sweet spice, and silky tannins

Dietary Information: Organic


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