Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain 2007

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2007 vintage red Wine by Beringer Vineyards from California, USA

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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

Member Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain

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Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.50 5
07/03/2009

Solid Chardonnay from Beringer. Citrus and vanilla with good acid. Nice richness and creamy texture.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
04/06/2010

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


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
5.00 5
05/01/2010

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


Snooth User: solargecko
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0.00 5
07/02/2010

As heard on Cellar Notes on WYPR.


Snooth User: Wezie
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1.50 5
08/02/2009

golden straw color, vanilla, pear, apple and oak aroma, taste of vanilla and oak, finish is creamy. not one of my favorite chardonnays


Snooth User: WineBibber
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0.00 5
07/07/2009

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.

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  • Snooth User: WineBibber
    4042613
    5.00 5
    07/07/2009

    Five glasses


    External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain

    External Review
    05/26/2010

    Ripe, with fine intensity to the green pear, vanilla and eucalyptus flavors. Bright lemon-lime tones linger on the tart, slightly cedary finish.


    External Review
    11/06/2009

    Beringer has set a standard for the California style of Chardonnay. The wonderfully exotic flavors in this wine are a terrific match for food.


    External Review
    05/23/2011

    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.


    External Review
    05/23/2011

    Your basic inexpensive California Chard: fruity, creamy and light, with pleasant peach, pineapple and apricot flavors finished with a touch of spicy oak.


    External Review
    04/20/2010

    Stone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 and all other wine from Stone Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


    External Review
    05/19/2011

    User-friendly Chard, all toasty-spicy apples, and peaches and cream. There's almond-skin bitterness in the aftertaste that sort of sets your teeth on edge, but food will take care of that.


    External Review
    05/23/2011

    Silky-textured and well-proportioned, with rich toasty oak wrapped around a core of ripe pear, tangerine and fig-infused flavors. Finishes with a delicate aftertaste and lots of subtle nuances. Drink now through 2005.


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