Beringer Bancroft Ranch Merlot 2004

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $45.00
Item No. 125107
  • ST90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Bancroft Ranch lies at an elevation of 1,800 feet on the western slope of Howell Mountain. The soil here - gritty white tuff of volcanic origin - is shallow, infertile and extremely well-drained. The vines produces small, intensely flavored berries with powerful, concentrated fruit flavors and thick skins that yield rich tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Good ruby-red. Currant, minerals, chocolate mint and a whiff of vanillin oak on the nose. Suave and lush on entry, then quite dry, juicy and aromatic in the middle palate, with black fruit flavors complicated by rocky and licorice elements. Tightens up on the firmly tannic finish.
Rating: 90(+?)"
90 Points

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Critical Acclaim "Beringer's Merlot Bancroft Vineyard from their holdings on Howell Mountain tends to be a blend of approximately 90% ...
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