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?
Nose of banana and apricot. Some very nice oak laced through a rich, buttery, wonderful chardonnay. - Tasted at Hostile Grape 10/8/09
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.
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.
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
somewhat dry, dark berries,
medium sweet wine, not usually my thing but not too bad
External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch
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.
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.
Good pale, bright yellow. Complex aromas of apricot, pineapple, honey, hazelnut, toasted bread and smoky oak. Silky, opulent and open-knit, offering very good volume but also shape and lift. The longest of these chardonnays. The alcohol here is 15.3%, and the texture is in fact quite glyceral. This is a andldquo;vineyard and barrel selection,andrdquo; according to winemaker Laurie Hook.
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.
Another offering that is more restrained than it used to be is the 2006 Chardonnay Sbragia Limited Release. It reveals an opulent tropical fruit character, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and hints of hazelnut, brioche, and honeysuckle as well as abundant glycerin and length. Good acidity provides balance and overall zest. Drink it over the next 3andndash;4 years.
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.