When Beringer first planted the vineyard, the distinctive character of the grapes was immediately evident, and it was selected as a regular part of the Private Reserve blend beginning in the 1993 vintage. Robust tannins and an earthy finish make this a superlative display of Howell Mountain fruit.
“This shows notes of ripe dark and blue fruit, chocolate, licorice and bark. Hints of mushroom too. Full-bodied with fine, polished tannins and lingering, savory fruit character. Firm and compact with long, chocolatey finish. Drink from 2024.” - James Suckling, February 2022
“From Howell Mountain, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Bancroft Vineyard has a great bouquet of mostly blue fruits, bouquet garni, iron, and tapenade. Dark, meaty, almost bloody, and classic Howell Mountain aromatically, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, rich yet polished and ripe tannins, wonderful balance, and a great finish. It's going to keep for two decades.” - Jeb Dunnuck, May 4, 2022
In 2016, Ryan returned to Napa Valley to join Beringer Vineyards as Luxury Red Winemaker and crafted wines from the Knight’s Valley estate. He was appointed Sr. Winemaker and General Manager in 2017 and elevated to Chief Winemaker in 2021. Ryan is honored to bring recognition to the wines produced at one of Napa Valley’s best known and most beloved wineries, following in the footsteps of a roster of acclaimed chief winemakers such as Ed Sbragia, Myron Nightingale, Laurie Hook, and Mark Beringer.
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