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2012 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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2012 Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Private Reserve Napa Valley

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

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014

(14.7% alcohol; 80% new French oak; full malo):  Bright, light yellow.  Tight nose offers scents of lemon oil, white peach and stone; higher-pitched and less obviously oaky than the Luminis bottling.  At once thick and vibrant on the palate, offering a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity.  Richer, deeper and more complete than the Luminis, filling the mouth with citrus and stone fruit flavor without coming off as heavy.  Long on the finish.

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