Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch 2009

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91 points Wine Spectator: A lot of Cabernet at this price. Combines ripe, plump, plum, black cherry and black berry flavors in a rich, smooth, polished style, full bodied and firming nicely on the finish, where the tannins have a minerally edge. Drink now through 2021. (Dec 2011) 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.

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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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Member Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch

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Snooth User: Cebwineno
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3.00 5
04/27/2012

clear pale lemon color, sweet and fruity on the palate


Snooth User: rosalindaluna
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2.50 5
04/18/2011

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Steinhauer Ranch

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Serves up lots of pure, ripe fig, melon and pear flavors in an elegant, understated style. Hints of smoky, toasty oak show through on the finish, where it turns complex.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Has an especially ripe and creamy mouthfeel with complex layers of pineapple, apple, pear and citrus flavors and hints of toasted almond, vanilla and nutmeg spice.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Ripe and rich, with fig, peach pit, butter and caramel notes, finishing with toasty oak flavors on the finish. Drink now.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Aging in French oak aided in the creation of a rich, smooth, vanilla-laden chardonnay. Butter and light touches of caramel add depth to the delicate fruit flavors.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

As opulent as they come. Oozes over the palate... Tropical-fruit flavors; creamy custardy texture.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Butterscotch, honey, nutmeg, and toasted coconut aromas highlight mouth-coating tropical fruit, creamy vanilla and balancing citrus flavors.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

A tough wine to size up: The aromas are heavy, with sizable oak casting a mature note over everything. "Toast" is the operative word here, and if you don't like smoky oak, you should probably head the other way. A nutty, leesy, smoky wine that will likely please some and turn off others.


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91 points Wine Spectator: A lot of Cabernet at this price. Combines ripe, plump, plum, black cherry and black berry flavors in a rich, smooth, polished style, full bodied and firming nicely on the finish, where the tannins have a minerally edge. Drink now through 2021. (Dec 2011) 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.

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