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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Beringer Knights Valley Meritage 2008
Beringer Knights Valley Meritage 2008
(search item no. 108626)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec.

Knights Valley is a vineyard that Beringer has a rich history with, and one that consistently rewards me with wonderful fruit to work with. Blending the Meritage is both challenging and rewarding with such interesting blocks to choose from–each one expressing an interesting and unique piece of the rustic terroir. The 2008 Meritage has aromas of baked cherry and plums, candied violets and cinnamon. It is marked by a ripe, generous palette of plum spices and mocha, rounded out by a lush, lingering finish.
–Laurie Hook, Winemaker

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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.