Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay 1997

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

$15.99
Item No. 318
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Chardonnay is truly a winemaker's wine because it offers an almost endless range of flavors and textures to work with, especially with vineyards as individual as ours. In this vintage, I chose to showcase the citrus and butter aromas and flavors at our Gamble Ranch and State Lane vineyards and the apple, pear and pineapple notes at our Hudson Ranch, Big Ranch Road and Stanly Ranch vineyards. The French oak barrels add a toasty, sweet vanilla component and a subtle nutmeg-like spice that nicely counters the wine's acidity. The result is big but balanced-everything I like in a Chardonnay.

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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 Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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