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Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch 2006

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2006 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 Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
04/23/2008

Hey, pretty decent for the price. Served in a hotel lobby to passers by, i wasnt expecting much. Having said that it was a solid california chardonnay: super oaky, spicy, with some spice (from the oak). Not a lot of fruit, but what do you expect for the price?


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
10/08/2009

Nose of banana and apricot. Some very nice oak laced through a rich, buttery, wonderful chardonnay. - Tasted at Hostile Grape 10/8/09


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
04/04/2010

At first I felt this chardonnay was over oaked. After some time to breathe in the glass and once the bottle was open a bit, it relaxed a bit. All in all, a very woody, vanilla nose. Nice bright tropical fruit like pineapple on the palate where the oak accents. 14.8%, so it's a nice dry chardonnay without being flabby in any one area.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
04/06/2010

From the highest vineyard in Napa. Big tannin on this wine. Feels warm on the palate, highly concentrated alcohol. Stewed fruit and cassis. Nice spice and cedar notes. The finish is dark berry tart. Bold tannin remains through finish. - Tasted at Beringer Private Reserve Tasting at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas 4/5/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
2.00 5
02/20/2013

Past it's time unless cellared all along. Gold leaning to toffee in the glass. Roasted caramel flavors are all that remains. Drink now or make salad dressing.


Snooth User: beactive
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3.50 5
06/15/2008

Clean, creamy and smooth with good flavors of fruit, not dry.


Snooth User: megdeweese
91011261
3.00 5
07/12/2010

somewhat dry, dark berries,


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External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
05/07/2013

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.


External Review
11/25/2009

WS: 92 Points, Top 100 2008 RP: 92 Points


External Review
10/15/2009

Always one of the best Napa Chardonnays, this 2006 was number 47 on the Wine Spectator's top 100 Best Wines of 2008. Grapes harvested from Beringer's Gamble Ranch and Yountville Vineyard are pressed into French oak barrels (60% new) where the wine is slowly barrel fermented with lees stirring every week. After nine months of aging the final bend is made from only the most expressive lots. Wine Spectator's rating for the wine was 92 points as was Robert Parker's. Both the Spectator and Parker remarked on the elegance of this wine. The Spectator review went on to say "Elegant, rich and complex, with supple layers of ripe pear, apple, melon and appealing ginger spice notes that unfold gracefully and end with a succulent array of flavors, polish and finesse. Drink now through 2010." not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
12/31/2010

Goldgelbe Farbe, Aromen von Ananas, Mango und Zitrusfrüchten mit Noten die an Karamellbonbons erinnern. Am Gaumen körperreich, trocken mit lebendiger Säure, fruchtig, ausgewogen und anhaltend, sortentypisch und prägnant.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Rubinrote Farbe, Noten die an exotische Gewürze, rote Früchte, Grüntee und Zedernholz erinnern. Am Gaumen, Aromen nach reifen Pflaumen und Kirschen, würzig, vollmundig, und körperreich mit feiner Säure.


External Review
05/19/2010

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.


External Review
05/22/2011

Brilliant, tighly wound, richly flavored, with tiers of spicy pear, nutmeg, fig, melon and apricot that are sharply focused. Long, intense aftertaste. Drink now through 2003.


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