Beringer Vineyards Zinfandel California Founders' Estate Old Vine 2008

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Der Wein hat am Gaumen eine direkte Geschmacksnote von schwarzen Kirschen, ausgeglichen durch einen Hauch von Rauch, grünem Pfeffer und Gewürzen. Die Tannine im Abgang sind mild. Der Ausbau im Eichenfass ergänzt die ausgewogenen Fruchtaromen dieses Weines mit einem geschmeidigen Gefüge und einem milden Gefühl im Mund. Ein kräftiger Roter mit sanfter Eichennote und mildrauchigen Aromen.

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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: vino in love
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1.00 5
02/03/2013

There was a heavy aroma of mint and a little bit of blueberry. I tried to find more but I am afraid there was nothing else besides a little bit of alcohol smell. Talking about alcohol, the label listed ABV was 13.5%. On the palate, the wine was dry with some acidity. Medium-bodied at most. After taking another zip, I noticed that alcohol became the dominant note. Furthermore I tasted a few dark fruits. There were a few tannins, too but they did not add much to the wine. The finish was somewhere between medium and long. A long finish sounds nice but if you mostly taste alcohol then it is not. In general, 'flat' might describe the wine best. Tasting notes from Vino in Love: http://vinoinlove.com/2008-beringer-founders-estate-old-vine-zinfandel/


Snooth User: cmagalis
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3.00 5
04/28/2014

Three glasses


External Reviews for Beringer Vineyards Zinfandel California Founders' Estate Old Vine

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
08/16/2011

Der Wein hat am Gaumen eine direkte Geschmacksnote von schwarzen Kirschen, ausgeglichen durch einen Hauch von Rauch, grünem Pfeffer und Gewürzen. Die Tannine im Abgang sind mild. Der Ausbau im Eichenfass ergänzt die ausgewogenen Fruchtaromen dieses Weines mit einem geschmeidigen Gefüge und einem milden Gefühl im Mund. Ein kräftiger Roter mit sanfter Eichennote und mildrauchigen Aromen.



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Der Wein hat am Gaumen eine direkte Geschmacksnote von schwarzen Kirschen, ausgeglichen durch einen Hauch von Rauch, grünem Pfeffer und Gewürzen. Die Tannine im Abgang sind mild. Der Ausbau im Eichenfass ergänzt die ausgewogenen Fruchtaromen dieses Weines mit einem geschmeidigen Gefüge und einem milden Gefühl im Mund. Ein kräftiger Roter mit sanfter Eichennote und mildrauchigen Aromen.

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Alcohol: 14.50%

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