Winemaker Mark Beringer

This Red Blend 3-pack includes one bottle of 2014 Beringer Winery Exclusive 3 Acre Red Blend, one bottle of 2014 Beringer Quantum Red Blend, and one bottle of 2014 Beringer Waymaker Red Blend.

Retail Price : $138
3-Pack Price: $119

 

2014 Beringer 3 Acre Red Blend

Beringer’s 3 Acre Red Wine is sourced primarily from Knights Valley, a vineyard that Beringer has owned and farmed since the mid-1960s, when the Beringer family recognized that the cobbly, rocky alluvial soils were a great place to grow high-quality wine grapes. Beringer was instrumental in garnering official recognition for the area in 1983 as a premier wine growing region in the form of its own American Viticulture Area (AVA) designation. Small portions of the blend also come from Napa Valley and Paso Robles appellations.

2014 Beringer Quantum

In order to create a blend that highlights the outstanding terroir of Beringer’s many Napa Valley vineyards, each vineyard lot is kept separate from the moment the grapes were harvested until final blending. In creating Quantum, the goal is to showcase an interesting mix of varietals using the foundation of Cabernet Sauvignon — the backbone of the Beringer portfolio. Approximately half of the blend comes from Howell Mountain with the balance made up of a selection of notable vineyard sites along the valley floor. The Merlot contributes round mouthfeel and soft tannins, Cabernet Franc adds great color and unique aromatics, Petite Sirah adds spice complexity, and Malbec adds silkiness and color to the final blend. The wines were aged in French oak (31 percent new barrels) for 20 months, and then in bottle for six months.

74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Sirah, 2% Malbec.

2014 Beringer Waymaker Red Blend

To maintain the unique characteristics of the different lots from varying areas of the vineyard, each lot is monitored through the vinification process. The wines were then aged in seasoned oak barrels for 16 months to both round and soften the tannins and bring in some additional spice notes. The foundation of the Waymaker is Syrah, a varietal that demonstrates great richness and generosity from Camatta Hills. Cabernet Sauvignon comprises the majority of the balance of the blend, and lends great depth of fruit as well as lifted spice notes. A significant portion of Petite Sirah was blended in for its aromatics and rich, inky color.

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