Beringer Vineyards Johannisberg Riesling Napa Valley 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Similar to its growing conditions, Riesling enjoys cooler temperatures throughout winemaking to retain its delicate floral and white peach aromas and flavors. Immediately following crush, Beringer's winemakers chill the must (juice and skins) and continue with a long, slow fermentation to extract the subtle nuances of flavors from the elusive Riesling grape. Just before the wine reaches dryness, temperatures are further lowered, enhancing the length and finish and rounding out the wine. The result is a bright, crisp wine popping with fresh peach and jasmine flavors and highlighted with hints of orange blossom and baking spice.

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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 Johannisberg Riesling Napa Valley

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Snooth User: whodie
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1.00 5
03/21/2009

my least favorite riesling...or tied with Alice White for the bottom rung. Bitter finish.


Snooth User: hobies
56501234
5.00 5
08/26/2010

Five glasses



Similar to its growing conditions, Riesling enjoys cooler temperatures throughout winemaking to retain its delicate floral and white peach aromas and flavors. Immediately following crush, Beringer's winemakers chill the must (juice and skins) and continue with a long, slow fermentation to extract the subtle nuances of flavors from the elusive Riesling grape. Just before the wine reaches dryness, temperatures are further lowered, enhancing the length and finish and rounding out the wine. The result is a bright, crisp wine popping with fresh peach and jasmine flavors and highlighted with hints of orange blossom and baking spice.

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