The 2010 Meritage is brimming with dark red and black fruits – black cherry, red cherry and ripe Santa Rosa plum. Sweet barrel spices such as nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon mingle with the fruit on the palate along with a hint of French lavender. This is a well-integrated wine with a full, fleshy mouthfeel and flavors that really explode in the mouth. A crowd pleaser.
The 2011 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of ripe blueberry, blackberry, maple and nutmeg. Notes of currants, sassafras, and bright red fruits emerge from a dense core of fruit, accented by juicy acidity and a pretty finish.
Aromas of cranberry and sweet pastry are followed by notes of white pepper, pomegranate, and spiced raspberries. A hint of orange rind and subtle brown spices carries into a round, plush fruit core and pleasing finish.
This Zinfandel has toned aromas of pomegranate and Bing cherry that lead to appealing flavors of plum, boysenberry, black licorice and sage. Lightly oaked with notes of mocha and black pepper, the wine's gutsy tannins provide a firm, structured mouthfeel carefully balanced with a zesty acidity that guides it to a clean yet lingering finish.
Bursting with black, bright fruit characteristics and caramel notes, the wine leads with vanilla, toffee and graphite followed by blackberry, white peppercorn, and roasted coffee. It has a saturated color, dense texture and chewy, layered tannins.
The 2009 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon presents aromas of ripe blackberry, sweet pastry and espresso, accented by hints of lavender, cedar and graphite. The palate is concentrated and dense with flavors of dark fruit and spice notes. A rich texture and mouth-coating tannins linger in the elegant finish.
Beringer’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted to reflect the Napa Valley appellation, but with stylistic differences from the Private Reserve – differences that highlight the range of terroir found in our Napa Valley vineyards. This wine is evocative of the rich terroir of our vineyards, but still immediately approachable and appealing.