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Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Founders' Estate 2011

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Starts with distinct flavors and aromas redolent of deep, dark fruit - blueberries and cassis - only to reveal subtle vanilla mocha notes and hints of spicy cinnamon and nutty oak.

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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

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Snooth User: EMark
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2.50 5
12/27/2013

A perfectly functional wine. Initial funk on the nose blows off reasonably quickly. On the palate it's a lot fruitier than I normally appreciate. Not a lot of acid or tannic structure, but with the sandwich that I had last night made from the previous days leftover Tri-tip, this was fine.



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Starts with distinct flavors and aromas redolent of deep, dark fruit - blueberries and cassis - only to reveal subtle vanilla mocha notes and hints of spicy cinnamon and nutty oak.

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