Solid Chardonnay from Beringer. Citrus and vanilla with good acid. Nice richness and creamy texture.
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
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
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
Serve this clean and simple Chardonnay as an apèritif, chilled to focus the mild, buttery oak and green, lemony fruit flavors.
Jacob and Frederick Beringer founded Beringer Vineyards in the year 1870 in the heart of the Napa Valley. The winery houses it's wines in historic tunnels, hand chiseled over many years.
Firm, intense and vibrant, featuring a complex, focused core of earthy currant, sage, black licorice and mineral. Full-bodied, yet sleek and trim on the finish, where the flavors are slow to unfold. Best from 2012 through 2022.
Deep ruby. Lively aromas of cassis, licorice and violet. Sweet and lush but juicy, with a strong chocolatey character and excellent underlying backbone. Very densely packed cabernet, with suaver tannins than the Steinhauer or Lampyridae bottlings. Finishes with lingering licorice and bitter chocolate notes. A very successful blend: 70% from Howell Mountain, 14% St. Helena, 8% Mt. Veeder and 8% Spring Mountain.
The Chardonnay offerings include Beringer's least expensive wine, the 1999 Chardonnay Founder's Estate, a blend of fruit primarily from the North Coast with a small Central Coast percentage. It offers abundant quantities of tropical fruits as well as subtle wood.
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.
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Food Pairings for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain
Dietary Information: Kosher
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