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Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley 2002

Member Review by jenny35sew:

Very nice, not too oak-ey. Smooth, great with dinner. I would definitely buy it again.

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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 Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Snooth User: jenny35sew
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4.00 5
08/07/2007

Very nice, not too oak-ey. Smooth, great with dinner. I would definitely buy it again.


Snooth User: AMG16
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3.50 5
09/23/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Appealing for its supple and easygoing flavors and tasty sweet pear and spicy tropical fruit. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Nice and fruity, with plenty of ripe flavors and pleasantly oaky shadings. Peaches, pineapples and cream, buttery toast, cinnamonny spices and vanilla mingle together, leading to a sweet, honeyed finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

A sweet, soft, pineapple scented Chardonnay, this delivers the right balance of flavors for chicken satay with peanut sauce.




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