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Beringer Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2000

Beringer Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2000

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $75.00 $29.99
Save $45.01 (60%)
Item No. 81555
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Winemaker's Notes

Bancroft Ranch Merlot has a quality I can only describe as all-around richness. Unlike some Merlots I've tasted, the wine from Bancroft has no hole in the middle. It delivers a consistent message from the first waft of its characteristic aromas through its long finish. I think this richness comes mostly from the concentrated blackberry and blueberry flavors but also partly from a kind of earthy quality typical of the vineyard. Underlying these flavors are more subtle notes of anise, tobacco and leather. Ive found that these flavors become more pronounced as the wine ages and evolves, which makes me eager to monitor this vintage well into the next century.
-Ed Sbragia, Winemaster

"Aromas of currant, chocolate, coffee and truffle. Lush, sweet and deep for the vintage, with chocolate and smoke flavors dominating."
-International Wine Cellar

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(9/28/2010)
This is actually the best wine I have had to date. I am not sure why the price was marked down because this wine stands up to many more expensive bottles. It bursts of delicious berries and has a light hint of licorice. Very exceptional bottle.
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