Beringer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc California Stone Cellars 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Nutty on the nose, with low waxy apricot and peach aromas topped with a fine green herbal edge and a hint of floral character. Round, rich and relatively powerful in the mouth with lots of bright, acid-tinged greengage plum flavors over a nice backdrop of wood influence. While opulent, this remains rather elegant in the mouth, with a hint of minerality on the palate, gooseberry fruit on the moderately long, tense finish that shows a flash of hickory smoke on the finale. This really does show a nice marriage of creaminess and brightness. 88 points

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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

Editorial Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc California Stone Cellars

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,099
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/20/2013

Nutty on the nose, with low waxy apricot and peach aromas topped with a fine green herbal edge and a hint of floral character. Round, rich and relatively powerful in the mouth with lots of bright, acid-tinged greengage plum flavors over a nice backdrop of wood influence. While opulent, this remains rather elegant in the mouth, with a hint of minerality on the palate, gooseberry fruit on the moderately long, tense finish that shows a flash of hickory smoke on the finale. This really does show a nice marriage of creaminess and brightness. 88 points


Member Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc California Stone Cellars

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Snooth User: danieboi
249826139
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/08/2010

For the $7-8 (USD) that I paid for this, it's a great value. The label's review seems about right: Grapefruit and melon aromas and flavors, with grapefruit-like acidity. A really nice summer white.


Snooth User: moonjockey
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/13/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: vegasennui
4426004
5.00 5
Vintage: 2000 04/01/2010

This is an intense butterscotch flavored wine. It is well balanced and woody.


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc California Stone Cellars

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2010 02/05/2013

Beringer Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of citrus rind, grapefruit and a slight floral character. This wine is full of ripe citrus and white peach flavors, with a refreshing minerality throughout. The bright citrus flavors carry into the finish, making this a charming and approachable wine from the first sip to the last.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2008 11/26/2009

'The 2006 Sauvignon Blanc has wonderful grapefruit, guava and melon aromas that lead into citrus and melon flavors. There's a slight grassy backnote with a hint of honey and a balanced acidity that leads into to a citrus finish.' -- Laurie Hook, Winemake


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Vintage: 2007 01/15/2010

Cote Zero is a composite of Grenache, Syrah,and a bit of Viogner to round out the Rhone backbone. The mellowest of the line, this should make for a great summer quaffing wine."


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Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

A sharp touch of citrus cuts the unctuous texture of this wine, a full-bodied sauvignon for roast white meats.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/23/2011

Good richness, dominated by buttery oak overtones and butterscotch flavors, with a hint of citrus. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2007 10/15/2009

Sulfite Free and Organic


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Intense, ripe pineapple juice flavors ooze from this mouthwatering wine, supported by persistent notes of citrus zest, tangerine and yellow apple. Drink now.


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