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Beringer Pinot Noir Founders Estate 2016

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Region: USA » California

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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 Pinot Noir Founders Estate

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Vintage: 2013 10/15/2009

Item# 08981953693


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Vintage: 2013 10/15/2009

This Pinot Noir is smooth and silky and has flavors of black cherry, plum and hints of toasted oak and spice.


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Vintage: 2013 12/03/2009

Floral, spicy, medium-bodied and delicate, with fragrant black cherry, herb, spice and blackberry fruit that gains depth and complexity.


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Vintage: 2013 02/14/2016

Flavors of black cherry and plum with hints of toasted nuts and spice.




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