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94 points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine CellarGood bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines black raspberry...Read more...
Wonderful Aroma! Great toasty, spicy flavor - if you are an oaky Chardonnay lover you will really like this Chardonnay. Highly recommended! Read more
A very oaky and buttery nose, followed by lots of oak and spice in the mouth. This is really a big oaky California chard. Where's the fruit? Slight... Read more
Called an Oak Monster by Gary V, but something you can appreciate. Maybe mom would like this. Read more
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Wonderful Aroma! Great toasty, spicy flavor - if you are an oaky Chardonnay lover you will really like this Chardonnay. Highly recommended!
A very oaky and buttery nose, followed by lots of oak and spice in the mouth. This is really a big oaky California chard. Where's the fruit? Slightly bitter, spicy finish...
Called an Oak Monster by Gary V, but something you can appreciate. Maybe mom would like this.
Light fresh buttery texture. Hints of apricot, lemon, pear, and ginger. Light oak and body. lingers of limestone and spices of nutmeg. Best time to drink is now, could hold for 1 more year
Fresh and oakey with underlying fruity flavors. A good wine for the price.
Generally I really like Beringer Chards. Perhaps a matter of personal preference but I find the fruit overshadowed by the oak and butter in the Sbragia Limited Release (partial malolactic fermentation?). I definitely prefer the "regular" Limited Release Beringer, which I would normally rate 5 stars. This would be 4 stars except it is too darn expensive so there is a value for money component to my rating.
Another big Cali Chard that I adore. First time I sipped it, I enjoyed the ever changing finish, then walked to another room and got an unexpected final note that literally stopped me in my tracks. Thank you Mr. Sbragia, this wine is pure joy.
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the 2005 is one of my all-time favorite Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserves. A late, long harvest followed a cold summer, late flowering and no heat until September and October. However, the end of the growing season was nearly perfect, hence the late harvest. Winemakers Ed Sbragia and Laurie Hook had the patience to wait for full phenolic maturity, which is evident in this great Private Reserve. Still a baby in terms of development, it is reminiscent of a first or second-growth Pauillac. Celestial notes of black currants, camphor, graphite, cocoa, white chocolate and spice box are all present in this full-bodied, extravagantly rich, multidimensional Cabernet. Although still primary, it is very classic with terrific purity, texture and length. It will need another decade to hit full maturity, but should easily last 15-20 years thereafter. (about 60% of the blend is now from Howell Mountain fruit) Good bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines black r...
Beringer has set a standard for California Chardonnay style. The wonderfully exotic flavors in this wine are a terrific match for food.
A big offering, the full-bodied 2005 Chardonnay Private Reserve reveals notions of hazelnuts intermixed with honeyed pineapple, poached pears, and toasty oak. Well-made with good acidity, beautiful richness, and a vibrant, long finish, it should drink well for 4-5 years.
Zitronengelbe Farbe mit leicht grünen Reflexen, Aromen nach Apfelblüten, Zitrusfrüchten, Vanilleschoten und Muskatnuss. Am Gaumen fruchtig, leicht mineralisch, mit einer leichten Zitronennote im Abgang.
Goldgelbe Farbe, Aromen von Ananas, Mango und Zitrusfrüchten mit Noten die an Karamellbonbons erinnern. Am Gaumen körperreich, trocken mit lebendiger Säure, fruchtig, ausgewogen und anhaltend, sortentypisch und prägnant.
More restrained than normal, the 2005 Chardonnay Sbragia Limited Release offers copious quantities of honeyed fruit, full body, a rich, heady mouthfeel, but not the unctuosity normally found in this cuvee. Additionally, the oak is more restrained. Th... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Beringer Chardonnay Sbragia Limited Release 750ml
94 points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine CellarGood bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines black raspberry minerals and sweet spices. Lush and creamy with explosive fully ripe dark fru
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