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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Red 2005
Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Red 2005
(search item no. 95254)

PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2005 Alluvium is an expression of the best red Bordeaux varietals from this vintage. The proprietary Alluvium name pays homage to the alluvial soils of Knights Valley, a vineyard that has long been a magical place for me. The generous portion of Merlot results in intense cherry flavors and a plush mid-palate, while the Cabernet adds structure and a hint of freshly ground black pepper. I love the floral notes the Malbec brings to the blend, the delicate spice lent by the Petite Verdot, and the way the Cab Franc extends the finish of the wine. Blending allows us to achieve countless layers of aroma, flavor and complexity with this wine – it's truly one of my favorites." -Laurie Hook, Winemaker

Blend: 74% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot.

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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.