Winemaker Mark Beringer crafted this Celebration Cuvée as a tribute to the times we spend with family and friends.
Aromas of allspice and cardamom, accented with cherry cordial liqueur, give way to flavors of dark fruits such as blackberry, blackcurrant, and rich sugar plums. Notes of fire roasted chestnuts and warmly baked cinnamon lead to velvety plush tannins with a lingering, lasting finish worthy of the finest celebrations.
The 2018 vintage proved to be of high quality and produced above average yields. The year began with abundant rainfall throughout the winter. Spring weather was mild, with bud break and flowering occurring later than usual but under ideal conditions. This resulted in plentiful and an even fruit set throughout the growing season. Summer brought generous sunshine days along with the typical cool, marine influenced evenings and early mornings. The relatively mild summer, with no major heat spikes, created near-ideal conditions to allow the grapes generous hang time to achieve optimum flavor complexity and a gradual rise in sugar level. Harvest started under mild October conditions and continued through early November.
Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards' founding brother Jacob Beringer, was immersed in wine from the moment he was born in the heart of the Napa Valley. As the direct descendant to Beringer's first winemaker and one of the most iconic family names in Napa Valley wine history, he knew from a young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. As a young man he spent many hours working in his family's wine store in Saint Helena, expanding his knowledge of wine as well as gaining an appreciation for wines outside of the famous region he has always called home.
|Oak Treatment||100% French Oak (44% new)|
|Blend||84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot|