Beringer Vineyards Merlot North Coast Third Century 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes This wine is an example of how selective grape sourcing and quality small lot production techniques can create intensely flavored and wonderfully structured Merlot wines. We have incorporated some of the most reputable Sonoma County vineyards, careful blending with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and aging in some of the finest French oak barrels to craft this exceptional wine.

Region: USA » California » Central Coast

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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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 Merlot North Coast Third Century

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01/24/2010

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External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Merlot North Coast Third Century

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
12/07/2009

Their Merlot showcases some of California's premier North Coast vineyards including Napa, Sonoma and Lake County. This dark ruby colored Merlot reveals layers of rich berry aromas surrounding a beautiful texture.


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
02/19/2010

Their Merlot showcases some of California's premierNorth Coast vineyards including Napa, Sonoma and Lake County. This dark ruby colored Merlot reveals layers of rich berry aromas surrounding a beautiful texture.



Wine Tasting Notes This wine is an example of how selective grape sourcing and quality small lot production techniques can create intensely flavored and wonderfully structured Merlot wines. We have incorporated some of the most reputable Sonoma County vineyards, careful blending with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and aging in some of the finest French oak barrels to craft this exceptional wine.

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