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2009 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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2009 Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Private Reserve Napa Valley

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

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

(14.9% alcohol; 95% from Gamble Ranch fruit; aged in 76% new oak for nine months):  Bright, pale, green-tinged yellow.  Precise aromas of stone fruits and wild herbs lifted by floral and rocky naunces.  Broad, rich and nicely dry, with a hint of leesy complexity to the stone fruit flavors.  Captivating minerality gives finesse to this attractive, plump wine.

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

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Great buttery Chardonnay
by chard10780668
Among all the really good Chardonnay wines from Napa, I would rate this wine as the very best I have had from the 2009 vintage. It is buttery, with some oak, and the best after taste. If you can find it, you will not be disappointed if you like big California Chardonnnays.


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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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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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