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Beringer Vineyards Chenin Blanc California 2010

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The long, warm days and cool nights of California's vineyards provide the ideal growing temperatures for Beringer's Chenin Blanc. Daytime sun encourages the fruit to ripen, developing soft peach and ginger-honey flavors, while the fog-shrouded evenings bring forward crisp citrus and mineral 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
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Member Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Chenin Blanc California

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Snooth User: sguz123
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3.50 5
03/06/2012

Enjoyable but a bit acidic for my taste. Sour fruitiness with strong notes of grapefruit.


Snooth User: wolfie45
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0.00 5
09/07/2012

Maybe my palate isn't trained fully yet, but I don't detect the citrus in this wine. I do with the melon and the ginger though. This seems like a wine that would go well with just about any meal and is very smooth. I am susceptible to the effects of acidic food/beverages, and while there is a bit of acidity to this wine, it doesn't seem to be overpowering. I still haven't found a wine I like more than a good Riesling, but I would definitely put this near the top of my list.



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The long, warm days and cool nights of California's vineyards provide the ideal growing temperatures for Beringer's Chenin Blanc. Daytime sun encourages the fruit to ripen, developing soft peach and ginger-honey flavors, while the fog-shrouded evenings bring forward crisp citrus and mineral notes.

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