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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Blanc 2000
Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Blanc 2000
(search item no. 51093)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

I started the blend with a base of Semillon for its lush flavors of sun-ripened apricots and honeyed figs and added Sauvignon Blanc for its citrus and light herbal tones. So far, that's a classic combination in Frances Bordeaux region, but I blended in some Chardonnay to round the wine and lend a buttery citrus dimension. Finally, I put in just a dollop of Viognier, for its floral and light spice notes. I used the same winemaking techniques that I use for our Private Reserve Chardonnay. The final wine is complex layers of toasty, nutty, vanilla and butter aromas and flavors that interplay nicely with the varietal fruits.
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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.