2006 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Lampyridae Vineyard Napa Valley
$100.00 / Bottle
$1,200.00 / Case
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About This Wine
The Vineyards Lampyridae, 'firefly' in Latin, is Napa highest vineyard at approximately 2400 ft elevation. This picturesque vineyard is high above the fog layer and has longer hours of sunshine and warmer nights, but days are cooler than the lower elevation vineyards. On clear days you can see all the way to San Francisco. The newest vineyard in the Private Reserve line-up it is already showcasing incredible depth of flavor and intensity.
Vintage The 2006 growing season began with a slightly delayed budbreak after quite a bit of Winter and Spring rain. Summer was moderately warm, with the exception of a heat wave in July that helped speed the growth of the vines. Mild weather continued through much of harvest, allowing for consistent and deliberate ripening of the grapes.
Winemaking With Cabernet of this quality, Ed and Laurie believe in taking a minimalist approach to winemaking. Vinifying the fruit from each vineyard separately, the winemaking team used tailored pump-over techniques for optimal extraction, and then aged the wines for approximately two years in hand-selected, custom-toasted barrels of new French Nevers oak from coopers with whom they have long-established relationships.