Beringer Sbragia Limited Release Chardonnay 1998

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

Limit 12 bottles per customer
Item No. 21645
  • white wine
  • ST93
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • RP95
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

Over the last few years, our vineyard manager, Bob Steinhauer, and I have recognized that several blocks in our Gamble Ranch Vineyard near Yountville have the ability to "go the distance," yielding even riper and richer Chardonnay than the other blocks.

During the 1997 harvest, we let these grapes hang on the vines as long as we could stand the suspense, then hand-picked the grapes. We barrel-fermented the juice in new French Nevers oak barrels and hand-stirred the wine weekly on its lees, aging it for a total of nine months.

The result is a full-bodied, almost viscous wine, with rich aromas and flavors of creamy butter, citrus-tinged Golden Delicious apples and toasted almonds, with notes of caramel, spice, and sweet vanilla. The finish is long a lush, with layers of citrus, butter, and spice.

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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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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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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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