Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2003

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 94142
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • WS92
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

"We've been making a vineyard-designated Bancroft Ranch Merlot since the 1987 vintage when I began to see what Merlot could really offer when planted in the right place. Bancroft Ranch is a very special vineyard that produces grapes with amazing concentration of flavors, tannins and structure.

The 2003 Howell Mountain Merlot bursts with cola berry, plum, cocoa and kirsch-like cherry aromas that lead into a rich ripe black fruit flavors with hints of cedar and roasted coffee beans. It's got a bright acidity that is balanced by richness, ripe tannins and a very satisfying finish."
–Ed Sbragia, Winemaster

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(9/28/2010)
Wonderful, fantabulous, merlot from Beringer Bancroft.
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