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2006 Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Private Reserve Napa Valley
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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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2006 Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Private Reserve Napa Valley

Producer: Beringer Vineyards
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008

($35) Bright, pale yellow. Sexy aromas of musky pineapple, citrus rind and honey. Rich, broad and ripe, with nutty stone fruit, vanilla and hazelnut flavors complicated by a mineral component and a suggestion of exotic fruits.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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08/02/2008
by Gibbons12142763
Good. Get again.
Hot!! To much alcohol
08/31/2008
by Winter12862295
This is a great tasting wine up front with great fruit and complex flavors, but the high alcohol content quickly destroys the flavor and your left with just the alcohol on the back end.

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Chardonnay

The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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