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Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2004

Member Review by Philip James:

A tight nose of green peppers which slowly opens up to reveal some fruits. More green pepper in the mouth. Good acidity. A bit thin throughout. Decent finish, with some licorice notes.

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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 Knights Valley

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
06/21/2007

A tight nose of green peppers which slowly opens up to reveal some fruits. More green pepper in the mouth. Good acidity. A bit thin throughout. Decent finish, with some licorice notes.


Snooth User: ayadaddy
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4.00 5
01/01/2010

Had it the other day, it has aged quite well, gaining smoothness and depth, especially with a few minutes out of the bottle.


Snooth User: dshumer
405526
3.50 5
01/08/2008

A must try. Different. Tastes of licorice and herbs. At first I didn't like it. It is not what I usually think of in a cab. But its taste grows on me with every sip. Beringer describes the taste as dark berries, I believe. I find this description to be accurate. Its spicy finish makes it a nice change of pace. It is dark. It is mysterious. It is worth having a few bottles around for variety's sake. I must try it with a meal rich in herbs.


Snooth User: Hawk
45799283
3.50 5
04/20/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

External Review
06/24/2007

This wine made Knights Valley famous and has shown continued excellence in recent vintages. Very ripe, soft style.


External Review
02/16/2008

The wine that made Knights Valley famous. This has been even better in recent vintages than when it began, and it has remained consistent with a ripe, soft, appealing style.




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