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2009 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knights 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 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley

Producer: Beringer Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Knights Valley

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

(blended with 4% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot):  Classic cabernet aromas of cassis, licorice, minerals and violet.  Supple and sweet, with moderate nuance but good balance to the cassis and mint flavors.  Finishes with dusty tannins and good length.  Nicely done for the price--and there are 80,000 cases of this juice!

91 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Islandguy
The nose has an initial hit of oak and vanilla, then fades to a slight green pepper aroma. I'd rate this an 86. I was hoping this might be an everyday drinker since the price has come down considerably from the lofty heights it achieved in more recent years.


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Cabernet Sauvignon

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