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Beringer Vineyards Stone Cellars Merlot
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About Beringer Vineyards

Founded in 1876, Beringer is the oldest continuously operating vineyard in Napa Valley. Head winemaker Laurie Hook directs operations at 14 different vineyards which produce almost as many varieties of wine. Decadently rich Cabernet Sauvignons, lush Merlots and rich, exotic Chardonnays are the standout wines at Beringer.

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Beringer Vineyards Stone Cellars Merlot

Producer: Beringer Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Merlot
Origin: California
Region: Other California

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Our long lasting favorite
05/03/2008
by Perkins12691219
We have sampled many Merlot's but this still remains our favorite. Our present second favorite is the Blackstone.
Washington Post: 08/13/08
08/15/2008
by serendipity
The fruit flavors of the NV Stone Cellars by Beringer California Merlot ($8; $5.60 at Total Wine) are reminiscent of a pie filled with blueberries and cherries, making this a wine not unlike a decent summer movie: pleasant enough while you're in the midst of it but not necessarily memorable.
11/13/2008
by Crutcher13019614
Not one of my favorites but not too bad.

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About California

It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...

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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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