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Beringer Vineyards Merlot Howell Mountain Private Reserve Bancroft Ranch 1992

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95 points - Robert Parker"Beringer's 1992 Bancroft Ranch Merlot ranks with the finest MatanzasCreek and Newton Merlots. It is a large-scaled, rich,ostentatiously-styled, chocolatey-flavored, full-bodied Merlot withdeep color saturation, plenty of gutsy, chewy fruit, full body, andexcellent purity and balance. Once again Beringer has shown thatinternational corporate ownership can be synonymous with referencepoint wines. While it can be drunk now, this Merlot promises to be evenbetter with 2-4 years of cellaring; it should last for 10-15 years." - Robert Parker

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  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

External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Merlot Howell Mountain Private Reserve Bancroft Ranch

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/14/2010

Smooth and harmonious, with a supple core of black cherry, currant, earth and toasty oak that folds together nicely on the finish, the flavors becoming more complex and elegant as it progresses. This vintage adds one more to this California vineyard'... Wine Spectator. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 1992 Beringer Merlot Bancroft Ranch 750ml



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95 points - Robert Parker"Beringer's 1992 Bancroft Ranch Merlot ranks with the finest MatanzasCreek and Newton Merlots. It is a large-scaled, rich,ostentatiously-styled, chocolatey-flavored, full-bodied Merlot withdeep color saturation, plenty of gutsy, chewy fruit, full body, andexcellent purity and balance. Once again Beringer has shown thatinternational corporate ownership can be synonymous with referencepoint wines. While it can be drunk now, this Merlot promises to be evenbetter with 2-4 years of cellaring; it should last for 10-15 years." - Robert Parker

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