Beringer Howell Mountain Merlot 1999

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 92888
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

"Our 1999 Private Reserve Howell Mountain Merlot from Bancroft Ranch has a nice, bright color and supple texture. There's a cobbler-like mix of sweet plum, cinnamon, clove, berries and orange rind aromas and flavors - all sort of elegantly entangled as opposed to explosive. It seems to play on all parts of the palate with long, lingering impressions that are delicious. I love a wine that is as interesting to contemplate as it is to enjoy."
- Ed Sbragia, Winemaker

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No winery or vineyard more thoroughly embodies the timeless appeal and seductive flavor of Napa Valley than Beringer Vineyards, Napa's benchmark producer since the establishment of the vineyard in 1876. Now in its third century of crafting classic wines from Napa's finest appellations and vineyards, Beringer today is guided by the inspired partnership of celebrated Winemaster...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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