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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay 1998
Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay 1998
(search item no. 8814)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $12.95

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chardonnay is truly a winemaker's wine because it offers an almost endless range of flavors and textures to work with, especially with vineyards as individual as ours. In this vintage, I chose to showcase the citrus and butter aromas and flavors at our Gamble Ranch and State Lane vineyards and the apple, pear and pineapple notes at our Hudson Ranch, Big Ranch Road and Stanly Ranch vineyards. The French oak barrels add a toasty, sweet vanilla component and a subtle nutmeg-like spice that nicely counters the wine's acidity. The result is big but balanced-everything I like in a Chardonnay.
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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.