Red Wines    Merlot    Napa Valley    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2006
Beringer Howell Mountain Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2006
(search item no. 116574)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Bancroft Ranch Merlot is a rich garnet color, and brims with flavors of ripe black fruits, brown spices and a hint of orange zest. Its refined tannins and depth of flavor make it one of Beringer's most memorable wines from Howell Mountain.

Blend: 93% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Cabernet Franc

My Notes:

Additional wines from Beringer Vineyards:

About Beringer Vineyards:

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 Emeritus Ed Sbragia and Winemaker Laurie Hook. Together, they craft Napa Valley wines that speak eloquently of the rich heritage of the Beringer Vineyard, while offering cutting-edge quality and contemporary elegance. The exquisite wines crafted at the Beringer Vineyards display a single minded dedication and pursuit of excellence instilled by its founder, Jacob Beringer.