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Merlot U.S.A Prod. & Btld. Beringer 2005

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"Black cherry, blueberry and cocoa mint aromas blend with fruit forward flavors of black cherry and plum on the palate creating a Merlot that I find very satisfying from the moment I pick up the glass. Hints of cocoa, brown spice, toffee and vanilla bean mingle with the concentrated berry flavors and ripe tannins that extend throughout the long finish." – Winemaker Laurie Hook 2005 Beringer NV Merlot - Aromas of ripe plum, blueberry, van bean, coco, mint, pipe tobacco Rich, ripe tannins, black cherry, spice and toffee flavors 84% Merlot, 13% Cabernet, 3% Cabernet Franc 33% new oak

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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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Member Reviews for Merlot U.S.A Prod. & Btld. Beringer

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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5.00 5
05/01/2010

Wow! Super aromatic, cab-like nose. Lovely florals. Magnificent wine! Velvet in a glass. Beautiful deep, rich fruit and a cab lover's merlot! - Tasted at the Beringer Rhine House 4/20/10


Snooth User: joss
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3.50 5
07/19/2008

This is a very nice wine. Gentle tones, warm fruit flavors, berries, jam, some chocolate, medium notes, well-balanced without acidity, medium finish. excellent everyday wine.


Snooth User: JeffRachelle
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0.00 5
11/14/2008

Fruity: Plum (Jeff), Berries (Rachelle) Smooth I don't like smell but tastes good (Rachelle) Low Tannins Fades at end, Jeff really likes the middle medium body Very drinkable


Snooth User: Kreg
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3.00 5
04/14/2009

chalky with tanins


Snooth User: dowsk
3447881
4.50 5
12/26/2007

Dec 2007 got this bottle from Beringer wine club. it is jammy, silky, full of creme de cassis. We left 1/3 bottle on the counter for 4 days by accident. It was still amazingly full of fruit.


Snooth User: Qubican
10450850
3.00 5
12/09/2008

good dinner wine for all occasions


Snooth User: SimianLogic
3759836
2.00 5
02/26/2008

A little dry--I expect more fruit flavor from a merlot.


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External Reviews for Merlot U.S.A Prod. & Btld. Beringer

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11/25/2009

Beringer Founders Estate Merlot 2005 750ML


External Review
11/01/2011

The outstanding 2005 Merlot Bancroft Ranch represents Merlot at its finest. Sexy, chocolaty, black cherry and berry fruit intermix with loamy soil and coffee bean nuances, and are impressively presented in this full-bodied, attractive, elegant Merlot... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2005 Beringer Merlot Bancroft Ranch 750ml


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04/21/2010

Rubinrote Farbe mit violetten Reflexen, Aromen nach roten Früchten, Vanille, reifen schwarzen Kirschen und Pflaumen. Am Gaumen fruchtig, leicht würzig, weich und geschmeidig, mit ausgeglichener Säure und zugänglichem Tannin.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesI'm very happy with the plush structure of this wine. The wine's berry fruit, vanilla, and caramel aromas along with a hint of smoke and dill, complement its blackberry and boysenberry flavors. The structureof this wine is perfectly balanced, and its weight and volume on the palate make this wine eminently drinkable.


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03/16/2010

Beringer Vineyards Merlot 2005 Napa and all other wine from Beringer Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOffering plush, soft, chewy tannins, and bright fruit characteristics this wine is a blend of ripe plum, black cherry, mint, toffee and dried herb aromas and mouth-coating flavors which are supported with cedar, vanilla, cocoa and nutmeg spice that transition to a long extracted finish.



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"Black cherry, blueberry and cocoa mint aromas blend with fruit forward flavors of black cherry and plum on the palate creating a Merlot that I find very satisfying from the moment I pick up the glass. Hints of cocoa, brown spice, toffee and vanilla bean mingle with the concentrated berry flavors and ripe tannins that extend throughout the long finish." – Winemaker Laurie Hook 2005 Beringer NV Merlot - Aromas of ripe plum, blueberry, van bean, coco, mint, pipe tobacco Rich, ripe tannins, black cherry, spice and toffee flavors 84% Merlot, 13% Cabernet, 3% Cabernet Franc 33% new oak

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