Beringer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley 2011

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"Beringer Founders' Estate wines combine Beringer legacy quality with everyday value created through the teamwork of Beringer Vineyards' wine and food masters, the Founders' Estate wines marry seamlessly with a variety of culinary tastes. Founders' Estate Smooth Red Blend is a fusion of Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Together, these grapes display flavors of ripe raspberries, blackberries and plums with a hint of brown spice and vanilla that lead to a smooth finish, hence its name." -Importer

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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 Merlot Napa Valley

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Snooth User: KaptK
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2.50 5
10/30/2010

slightly acidic, but overall a good flavor

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bold berry

Snooth User: gitomate1
2031507
4.00 5
06/22/2009

This wine has a great flavor like cherry and smooth, this is more for a person that enjoys not too dry wines like a Pinot or a Malbec but that's a whole other genre of wines. Very Colorfull with a deep red in tone. It is a little oily not too much ( I personally like this) More flavor a not too much alcohol taste like. I only had one in hand the we opened I wish I had at leat two more of the same for my gests.


Snooth User: bluesmandan
8645432
4.00 5
06/17/2011

This a semi-sweet wine with a dry feel (paradoxical, I know). Fruity flavor, you can taste the grape. I usually drink only very dry wines (Chardonnay, Red Zin, Merlot, Chianti). Not much on the sweeter ones. The wife bought it because it was on sale. This wine is very pleasant to the palate. I do recommend it : ) Oh, and this is the 2009 white merlot I've got, not the '08.


Snooth User: RoscoeLaw
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5.00 5
06/25/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

Black and bing cherry fruit is complemented by spicy qualities, notes of white pepper and even a whiff of cinnamon, backed up by a cedar and light caramel component that comes from the wine's time in oak.


External Review
03/16/2010

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/26/2010

The fruit in this wine is concentrated but wonderfully balanced and absolutely delicious. It presents itself in the initial aromas, full of ripe cherry and black stone fruit in the nose. The flavors are full of pure, clean fruit as well plum, blueberry and blackberry are all enhanced by warm, brown spices that linger into the finish. Perfect as a pre-dinner aperitif, as well as an ideal match for a variety of rich autumn dishes.


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Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

Beringer White Merlot 750ML


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

This Merlot is smooth and flavorful, with soft plum and black cherry aromas and flavors.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

The fruit in this wine is concentrated but wonderfully balanced and absolutely delicious. It presents itself in the initial aromas, full of ripe cherry and black stone fruit in the nose. The flavors a


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

This wine has a plush structure and bright red fruit and vanilla/spice aromas, and black cherry and sweet black plum flavors, along with the density and volume of the palate, make this wine eminently drinkable.


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"Beringer Founders' Estate wines combine Beringer legacy quality with everyday value created through the teamwork of Beringer Vineyards' wine and food masters, the Founders' Estate wines marry seamlessly with a variety of culinary tastes. Founders' Estate Smooth Red Blend is a fusion of Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Together, these grapes display flavors of ripe raspberries, blackberries and plums with a hint of brown spice and vanilla that lead to a smooth finish, hence its name." -Importer

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