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2009 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain 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 Cabernet Sauvignon Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain Napa Valley

Producer: Beringer Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa
Appellation: Howell Mountain

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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012

(with 1% petit verdot):  Good medium ruby.  Sexy aromas and flavors of cassis, blackberry, graphite and bitter chocolate, complicated by menthol and sexy oak tones.  Lush on entry, then silky and full without coming across as weighty; the best-balanced and most complete of these vineyard-designated cabernets.  Finishes very long and youthful, with fine-grained tannins.  I'd hold this for six or seven years before pulling the cork.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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