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Beringer Zinfandel Founders' Estate 2014

Member Review by vino in love:

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/

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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 Zinfandel Founders' Estate

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Snooth User: vino in love
1184516368
1.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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
827824164
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/28/2014

Three glasses


Snooth User: IHEARTWINES
286727286
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/08/2009

very delicate flavor, easy drinking


Snooth User: lasseverner
19295237
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/07/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: sacrifice333
133943320
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/17/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: kevlar643
7018485
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/02/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: Tom Quinn
4057451
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/07/2008

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Beringer Zinfandel Founders' Estate

External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/12/2013

Aromen die an schwarze Kirschen weissen Pfeffer und Gewürze erinnern. Am Gaumen einladend fruchtig und würzig mit beeriger leicht pfeffriger Note, mittlerem Körper und geschmeidigen Tanninen.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/23/2011

The Beringer Founder´s Estate Zinfandel shows a garnet red colour. That colour comes up to the fruity smell of black- and raspberries. The spicy pepper notes also make sure the round and complex mouthfeel with depth and a wonderful juicy finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/21/2010

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/21/2010

Aromen die an schwarze Kirschen, weissen Pfeffer und Gewürze erinnern. Am Gaumen einladend fruchtig und würzig mit beeriger leicht pfeffriger Note, mittlerem Körper und geschmeidigen Tanninen.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 04/21/2010

Angenehm würziges Bukett, Aromen von schwarzen Kirschen und Noten von grünem Pfeffer. Am Gaumen geschmeidig, harmonisch und komplex, gut eingebundene Tannine, langanhaltender Abgang.



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