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Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley 2006

Member Review by beactive:

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

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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: beactive
72839272
3.50 5
06/15/2008

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


Snooth User: Alvina
127924101
3.00 5
02/19/2009

Clear, golden with lemon hints, watery rim tears. Clean, med.+ intensity, grassy, fresh on the nose, Notes of grapefruit, vanilla and honey. Med.+ acidity, med. alcohol, med.+ intensity. Citrus, grapefruit, lemon on the palate. Med.+ finish. Acceptable quality. High acidity is balanced with pronounced flavour. Can be drunk within 12 months.


Snooth User: Ishwari
3175449
2.50 5
05/16/2008

Very drinkable wine. Dry and steely.


Snooth User: aulouna
49571017
4.00 5
06/05/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

Beringer has set a standard for the California style of Chardonnay. The wonderfully exotic flavors in this wine are a terrific match for food.


External Review
01/17/2009

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar ReviewFlowers and oak spices on the nose. Rounder than the Stanly Ranch bottling but less precise, with more wood influence showing. Finishes with modest persistence. Most of the barrel-fermented portion of this wine (53%) went through malolactic fermentation.Wine Tasting NotesThe number one Napa Valley Chardonnay, the Chardonnay is a combination of lemon zest, apple blossom, nutmeg, vanilla bean, butterscotch and slightly mineral aromas that lead into mouth coating citrus and apple flavors and a long citrus finish.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesWhite peach, fig tart, nectarine, clove, and vanilla aromas lead into a palate that is framed by bright, juicy, tangerine-like acidity. Rich citrus and stone fruit flavors follow through into a nice finish.



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