Located 17 miles northwest of the winery, this vineyard has rocky, alluvial, well-drained soils that are perfectly suited to Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Knights Valley designation was first used on a Beringer label in 1974. By 1983, this area had won official recognition as a premier wine growing region in the form of its own American Viticulture Area (AVA) designation. Today, Winemaker Laurie Hook uses these wonderful grapes to craft our renowned Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
I was hesitant to buy a 22 y/o bottle of Beringer & my concern was well founded. I opened the bottle one month after buying it and found that the cork had dried out & the wine smelled like vinegar. I like Beringer, but I doubt that this was stored properly prior to my purchase