Solid Chardonnay from Beringer. Citrus and vanilla with good acid. Nice richness and creamy texture.
Another super delicious chardonnay from Beringer Pvt Reserve. Lush bright fruit in a pedestal of rich, toasty oak which is creamy and laced with nice sweet brown spice. Elegant mouthfeel and nicely lingering. - Tasted at Beringer Private Reserve Tasting at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas 4/5/10
Straw green in the glass. Nice smoky nose with toasted hazelnut. Wonderfully creamy and rich without being flabby and seeming overly ML. Really nice chard! - Tasted at the Beringer Rhine House 4/20/10
As heard on Cellar Notes on WYPR.
golden straw color, vanilla, pear, apple and oak aroma, taste of vanilla and oak, finish is creamy. not one of my favorite chardonnays
In general, I agree with the tasting notes of the other winos; but I think there is a missing tag--and flavor--that none have mentioned: luxurious toasted, smokey oak. To me, that's a Beringer Private Reserve and Beringer Sbragia signature. Mmmmm.
External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain
Intense and vibrant, rich and full-bodied, with a complex mix of ripe pear, honeysuckle and honeydew melon. Gains depth and nuance, with a subtle mix of flavors on the finish. Drink now through 2012.
Appealing for its supple and easygoing flavors and tasty sweet pear and spicy tropical fruit. Drink now.
Beringer is the oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley, and is now on the historic landmark registry. This Chardonnay exemplifies this history, with classical undertones, and notes of toasted hazelnut and brown butter showing on the front of the palate. Limited release.
Lovely and intense, with toast and nut nuances swirling around a core of pear, apple, spice and lemon flavors, with a hint of sweet cream. Drink now through 2006.
A sweet, soft, pineapple scented Chardonnay, this delivers the right balance of flavors for chicken satay with peanut sauce.
There are 10,000 cases of the 2003 Chardonnay Private Reserve, which has pulled back on the oak. Revealing more minerality as well as restraint, it comes across as a medium to full-bodied, bold, tropical fruit-dominated effort with a subtle oak component. It should drink well for 3-4 years.
The 2008 Chardonnay Private Reserve continues the success Beringer has enjoyed with this program. Notes of brioche, hazelnut, marmalade, honeyed tropical fruits, buttered citrus, and a gentle touch of smoke are found in this full-bodied, concentrated wine with impressive purity, depth, and length. It should drink well for 4-5 years.
Food Pairings for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain
Dietary Information: Kosher
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
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