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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Beringer Nightingale Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc (half-bottle) 1998
Beringer Nightingale Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc (half-bottle) 1998
(search item no. 53206)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

I'm delighted that more and more people are discovering the joys of dessert wines. When these wines are carefully balanced, as I believe this one is, they have an interplay of mellow, intense fruit and caramel flavors and a tantalizing acidity that keeps me coming back to explore how the layers work together and play off against each other. I enjoy drinking this wine with a range of fruit desserts, but I truly consider it a dessert in itself.
-Ed Sbragia, 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.