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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Blanc 2007
Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Blanc 2007
(search item no. 96800)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $11.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 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:

The proprietary Alluvium name pays homage to the alluvial soils of Knights Valley – a vineyard that I've always loved visiting. There is nothing more satisfying than tasting the first Sauvignon Blanc grapes during harvest, and being able to showcase those enticing flavors in the glass a year later. Lemon curd, apricot, nutmeg and grapefruit zest flavors are immediate, and accented by light floral, white pepper and citrus aromas. The combination of the bright fruit core followed by a toasty, silky finish is reminiscent of a meyer lemon custard. -Laurie Hooke, Winemaker

"The excellent 2007 Alluvium Blanc, [a] white Bordeaux-like blend, is a superb value. Steely, honeyed citrus (grapefruit and lemon) notes as well as admirable fruit, medium body, and good minerality are present in this fresh, crisp white." 89 Points
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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.