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Scotto's Wine Cellar USD 59.99 750ml

Beringer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley 2000

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"Red Wine Merlot by Beringer from Napa Valley, California. Winemaster Ed Sbragia and I have witnessed the steady development of fruit character in Merlot from our Dos Rios, Gamble Ranch and Big Ranch Road vineyards. Located from the cool southern end of the Napa Valley to the relatively warm microclimates... "

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

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02/08/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

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

Round, soft and simple, with currant and raspbery flavors. Drink now through 2003.


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

Pleasing with a soft and silky texture. The savory lack cherry and plum have an enduring finish.


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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

It has a very inky color, intense dark fruits, and tobacco leaf and cigar box spices on the nose. The full, round mouth of well developed big tannins support the rich, ripe, dark fruit and chocolate/mocha flavors that linger for a wonderfully long


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

Vanilla, black cherry and plum aromas and flavors open up as a soft silky structure that carry fruit flavors and touches of sweet-spice to a lovely finish. This wine is a delicious accompaniment to roasted chicken served with chutney or cheesy tomato lasagna.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This simple and light merlot has notes of sweet cherry and a hint of cinnamon spice, ideal for a tomato-based pasta dish.



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"Red Wine Merlot by Beringer from Napa Valley, California. Winemaster Ed Sbragia and I have witnessed the steady development of fruit character in Merlot from our Dos Rios, Gamble Ranch and Big Ranch Road vineyards. Located from the cool southern end of the Napa Valley to the relatively warm microclimates... "

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