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1995 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain
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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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1995 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Franc Howell Mountain

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

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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 1998

Very good ruby-red. Floral, blueberry and licorice aromas complicated by a vanillin oakiness. Pliant and rather dense for franc, with strong extract. The tannins coat the teeth.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the three principal varieties in Bordeaux, as well as being the dominant variety in the fine wines of the western Loire Valley. In Bordeaux's Left Bank, Cabernet Franc serves as a blending component adding aromatic complexity to the more muscular Cabernet Sauvignon. On the Right Bank, the grape is found in the clay soils of St. Emilion, where it...
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