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Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay "Stone Cellars" Wit Verenigde Staten 2008

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94 points Robert Parker: The 2008 Chardonnay Private Reserve continues the success Beringer has enjoyed with this program. Notes of brioche, hazelnut, marmalade, honeyed tropical fruits, buttered citrus, and a gentle touch of smoke are found in this full-bodied, concen- trated wine with impressive purity, depth, and length. It should drink well for 4-5 years.

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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 "Stone Cellars" Wit Verenigde Staten

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
5.00 5
06/30/2012

Noble, elegant, richly textured and delicious! 97 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2012


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
5.00 5
06/30/2012

Noble, elegant, richly textured and delicious! 97 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


2.50 5
03/03/2010

Quaffing wine - with fish, pork or a late Spring Saturday afternoon. This is certainly NOT a tradtional French thing and that's just fine - it's bright, a little acidic, balanced and refreshing. I plan to make three or four really big cork board one day!


Snooth User: ralaspech
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5.00 5
12/25/2010

A beautiful California style chardonnay--I do not think there are any better at this price. Some may not find this much oak attractive, but there is ample fruit to balance it and lend complexity on the nose and palate.


Snooth User: EEddleman
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0.50 5
09/10/2010

Ok so I have never really had much wines but I'm trying them out. Although this wine I didn't like, and we never finished the bottle. Maybe I'll try it again after I try more kinds.


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay "Stone Cellars" Wit Verenigde Staten

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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


External Review
05/19/2010

To impart highlights of vanilla, caramel and nutmeg, Ron barrel fermented and aged 70 percent of the Chardonnay in French and American oak barrels (20 percent new) for eight months. Fermenting the remainder in stainless steel maintained a bright, fresh fruit balance. The resulting wine has ripe pear and pineapple, and mango flavors highlighted by citrus, Granny Smith apple and hints of baking spices.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

There are 10,000 cases of the 2003 Chardonnay Private Reserve, which has pulled back on the oak. Revealing more minerality as well as restraint, it comes across as a medium to full-bodied, bold, tropical fruit-dominated effort with a subtle oak component. It should drink well for 3-4 years.


External Review
04/20/2010

Stone Cellars Chardonnay 2008 and all other wine from Stone Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
12/10/2010

Another outstanding achievement, Beringer’s Private Reserve Chardonnay is always one of Napa’s richest and most flavorful. This vintage received 90-plus reviews from all of the top publications. Robert Parker lavished it with praise, rating it 94 points and saying "The 2008 Chardonnay Private Reserve continues the success Beringer has enjoyed with this program. Notes of brioche, hazelnut, marmalade, honeyed tropical fruits, buttered citrus, and a gentle touch of smoke are found in this full-bodied, concentrated wine with impressive purity, depth, and length. It should drink well for 4-5 years."


External Review
11/14/2011

The 2008 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows youthful characters of fresh blackberry, black cherry and blueberry, and has bright characteristics of blackberry and blueberry aromas, accented by notes of toast, graphite, cedar and brown spices.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Your basic inexpensive California Chard: fruity, creamy and light, with pleasant peach, pineapple and apricot flavors finished with a touch of spicy oak.


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94 points Robert Parker: The 2008 Chardonnay Private Reserve continues the success Beringer has enjoyed with this program. Notes of brioche, hazelnut, marmalade, honeyed tropical fruits, buttered citrus, and a gentle touch of smoke are found in this full-bodied, concen- trated wine with impressive purity, depth, and length. It should drink well for 4-5 years.

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