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Beringer Vineyards Pinot Grigio California Founders' Estate 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

When making Beringer Pinot Grigio, the winemaking team focuses on the refreshing crisp minerality and fruity peach undertones for which the varietal is known. Following harvest, the grapes are gently crushed and immediately pressed to minimize skin contact. A cool-fermentation follows in stainless steel to retain the Pinot Grigio’s bright, fruit forward character. The resulting wine has a refreshing bite of juicy white peach and citrus, finishing with a flinty-minerality.

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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 Pinot Grigio California Founders' Estate

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Snooth User: dragonkiller
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4.00 5
01/24/2008

Nice dry Pinot. Worth the price.


Snooth User: ericawinnie
9195277
1.50 5
10/11/2008

One and a half glasses



When making Beringer Pinot Grigio, the winemaking team focuses on the refreshing crisp minerality and fruity peach undertones for which the varietal is known. Following harvest, the grapes are gently crushed and immediately pressed to minimize skin contact. A cool-fermentation follows in stainless steel to retain the Pinot Grigio’s bright, fruit forward character. The resulting wine has a refreshing bite of juicy white peach and citrus, finishing with a flinty-minerality.

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