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Beringer Vineyards Pinot Noir California Founders' Estate 2009

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The Beringer Founders' Estate Pinot Noir is bright ruby in color and displays ripe currant flavors rounded out by aromas of cedar and spice. This wine has immediate fruit-forward flavors that balance well with the toasty smokiness of the oak. It would pair perfectly with a red wine risotto or grilled salmon.

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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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Snooth User: flyinggrapes
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1.50 5
06/13/2011

This wine is not complex enough to excite ones imagination. It drinks smooth and will likely cause little problems if severed at a dinner party. That being said, if you enjoy A-1 sauce on you steak your in business with this wine. The price is right so dive in and get a case.


Snooth User: snowgirl
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0.50 5
06/27/2011

Starts at $8.95 for a bottle, yet I just paid $8 for a glass at the local Italian restaurant, Don Giovanni, who didn't even put it in a glass large enough of swirl. To add insult to injury, they had it on their list of wines by the glass under "Interesting Reds." It's so so. Very drinkable on it's own, but I don't find the best Pinots to be especially drinkable without a nice food pairing. It was light raspberry in color and had notes of bitter cherry and some spice. I'd put this in the category of a basic Red Table Wine.


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Pinot Noir California Founders' Estate

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Rich red and black cherry flavors of this Pinot Noir are layered with subtle undertones of black pepper


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Source: Bowery And Vine
01/13/2011

Flavors of black cherry and plum with hints of toasted nuts and spice.


External Review
01/03/2012

Deep garnet color shows off the intense cherry fruit flavors, spicy highlights and moderate oak nuances of this lush and lovely wine.


External Review
01/03/2012

While itrsquo;s a light wine, this pretty Pinot has plenty of varietal appeal. Itrsquo;s silky and crisp, with pleasant cherry and raspberry flavors finished with vanilla and smoke. A good value in Pinot Noir.


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01/03/2012

You know how a Beaujolais Nouveau hits you with a blast of young acid and freshly picked fruit? Thatrsquo;s this Pinot Noir. Itrsquo;s a simple, savory, easy wine, with cherries, strawberries, pomegranates and rhubarbs that seem like they were picked five minutes ago.


External Review
01/03/2012

Fresh and bright, with strawberry aromas, a zippy acidity and almost no oak; pour this refreshing pinot with your turkey sandwich with cranberry relish.


External Review
01/03/2012

Quite good for an inexpensive Pinot, especially one from a statewide appellation. Has pleasant berry-cherry, herb and tobacco flavors wrapped in soft, silky tannins, but enough acidity to cleanse the palate. Pinot 101.



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<p>Beringer Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley. The California Collection is Beringer Vineyards' &nbsp;value priced line of wines.&nbsp;</p>


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