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
Ripe, with fine intensity to the green pear, vanilla and eucalyptus flavors. Bright lemon-lime tones linger on the tart, slightly cedary finish.
Beringer has set a standard for the California style of Chardonnay. The wonderfully exotic flavors in this wine are a terrific match for food.
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.
Your basic inexpensive California Chard: fruity, creamy and light, with pleasant peach, pineapple and apricot flavors finished with a touch of spicy oak.
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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.
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.
Food Pairings for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain
Dietary Information: Kosher
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