Vivid and expressive, this Carneros-sourced Chardonnay leaps from the glass with notes of Granny apple, Asian pear and lemon zest. In the mouth the bright acidity brings focus to the rich palate of butterscotch, pineapple and graham cracker crust. There’s a warm oak spiciness to this Chardonnay, and a fresh, tropical fruit character that persists through the long, zesty finish.
The long, warm days and cool nights of California's vineyards provide the ideal growing temperatures for Beringer's Chenin Blanc. Daytime sun encourages the fruit to ripen, developing soft peach and ginger-honey flavors, while the fog-shrouded evenings bring forward crisp citrus and mineral notes.
Aromas of orange blossom, pear and ginger are complemented by flavors of stone fruit, and orange zest. A slight spicy note of white ginger lingers into the finish on this refreshing, fruit forward blend that is ideal for sipping on a warm day or evening.
93 Points - Wine Spectator
"Shows off seductive notes of smoky, toasty oak and cream, with fresh, rich, vibrant fruit to match. The flavors of poached pear, fig, honeydew melon, spice and black licorice all fold together on a long, pure, persistent finish. Drink now through 2020."
James Laube, WINE SPECTATOR
Aromas of grilled stone fruits and toasted hazelnuts are complemented by flavors of ripe tropical fruit and notes of lemon and lime. A generous, creamy mouthfeel is rounded out by balanced acidity and a lengthy, elegant finish.
For this vintage, each Chardonnay lot was kept separate throughout the aging process. After sending the fruit directly to press, winemaker Laurie Hook fermented the juice in French oak barrels (88 percent new) to enhance the natural richness in the wine. All of the wine was put through malolactic fermentation to encourage a lush creaminess. After 9 months aging, Laurie chose the most expressive lots and blended them to create a richly layered wine with aromas of crème brulee and rich citrus and fruit flavors.
The 2012 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is an enticing wine with aromas of kaffir lime, nectarine and honeysuckle. The palate has a pleasing mouthfeel, notes of lemon zest, tangerine, and a bright acidity carrying into the finish.
The 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is an enticing wine with aromas of bright citrus zest, gooseberry and notes of white flowers. Flavors of lemon and tangerine zest are complemented by a bright acidity and round mouthfeel.
This wine leans toward melon and stone fruit flavors – apricot, peach and pear – picking up a floral component on the sweet mid-palate. Delicate oak notes of vanilla and brown sugar add to the rich mouthfeel, with an intriguing mineral component that keeps the wine fresh and bright. This is a rich, creamy yet well-balanced wine, with a long, juicy finish that begs for another sip.