Posts Tagged Beringer

Beringer: From the Beginning

By Glen Frederiksen My love affair with wine began three decades ago. One of the first wineries that I visited was Beringer, located on the west side of Highway 29 in the heart of the Napa Valley. It is easy to drive past; the estate is... Read more

2012 Beringer ‘Luminous’ Chardonnay, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley

This single vineyard Chardonnay is a new addition to Beringer’s ultra-premium portfolio. Bright straw color. The seductive nose leaps from the glass, delivering waves of buttery, smoke-tinged stone fruit, citrus, pear, a thread of minerality, and... Read more

2008 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

This is the flagship bottling of the iconic Beringer Vineyards. The estate has been producing a Private Reserve Cabernet for three decades. Ed Sbragia crafted the first rendition in 1977, and winemaker Laurie Hook carries on the tradition today. The... Read more

2004 Beringer White Zinfandel, California

High-toned compote of strawberries and cherries. Easy to drink. MSRP: $4.99 (May 2005) Wine Lines rating: 81 Group:... Read more

1999 Beringer Chardonnay, Sbragia Reserve, Napa

Complex nose of citrus blossom, papaya, crème brulee, toast and spice. A more refined style of Chardonnay, going toward complexity and finesse. The finish is long and lingering. MSRP: N/A (August 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1997 Beringer Nouveau Gamay Beaujolais, California

A bright strawberry nose, leading to a tangy, tart strawberry fruit flavor with a mnild herbal quality. Easy drinking and a good value. MSRP: N/A (December 1997) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1991 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, Knight’s Valley

Deep, opaque color. Upfront cassis fruit and notes of dill in this rich red. Purchase Price: $8.99 (September 1994) Wine Lines rating:... Read more