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Beringer Vineyards Nightingale Private Reserve 2004

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"14.1% 1 bottle 3/11/07 21 months in French oak. Late harvest dessert wine has aromas of apricot preserve, creme brulee & honey. Rich flavors of butterscotch, stone fruit & spice coat the mouth and linger for a long luxurious finish. Pair with cheese or rich dessert. "

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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 Nightingale Private Reserve

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Snooth User: SimianLogic
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2.50 5
12/05/2007

Tasty, if a little forgettable. It's almost too sweet, even for a dessert wine.


Snooth User: drj102
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4.00 5
09/25/2008

A great desert wine. Not too sweet or overwhelming like some desert wines. Amazing balance!!!


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Nightingale Private Reserve

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewThe warm vintage rewarded this dessert wine, yielding incredibly ripe fruit. Barrelfermented, this blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc was picked at 35% of sugar, and has a residual sweetness of 12.1 grams. The wine is tremendous in apricot jam, pineapple tart, vanilla custard and crme brulee flavors, with gorgeously balancing, clean acids and a rich, honeyed finish.Wine Tasting NotesA blend of Semillion and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Beringers Bale Lane Vineyard makes for a beautiful lush and jammy apricot and vanilla flavors. It is sweet and tasty, perfect for dessert.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Beringer Vineyards Nightingale 2004 and all other wine from Beringer Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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"14.1% 1 bottle 3/11/07 21 months in French oak. Late harvest dessert wine has aromas of apricot preserve, creme brulee & honey. Rich flavors of butterscotch, stone fruit & spice coat the mouth and linger for a long luxurious finish. Pair with cheese or rich dessert. "

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