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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Beringer Napa Valley Merlot 2006
Beringer Napa Valley Merlot 2006
(search item no. 107705)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Napa Valley Merlot is an aromatic, inviting wine from the start. This wine is brimming with plum, blackberry and sweet vanilla aromas. The flavors are equally rich – I get black cherry, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of smoke. The tannins are dense, and the finish is supple despite the heft and complexity of the wine overall.
–Winemaker, Laurie Hook
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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.