Wine Advocate 88 points - There are between 50,000-60,000 cases of the 2012 Chardonnay, most of it from sources in Carneros and Oak Knoll. This 100% estate Chardonnay can probably be found discounted to around $15 a bottle. Aromas of lemon oil, white peach and a touch of honeyed orange skin are followed by a crisp, elegant, medium-bodied Chardonnay that has obviously seen a touch of oak. However, it is a fresh, steely, delicious Chardonnay that should drink well for another 2-3 years. (Oct 2013)
Winemaker's Notes: Bright lemon zest, apple, pineapple, star fruit and mineral aromas and mouth-filling lemon curd, apple and butterscotch flavors.
|Beringer Vineyards – The Beginning
Our history dates back to the year 1868, when Jacob Beringer, enticed by the splendid opportunities of the new world, sailed from his home in Mainz, Germany to New York. However, New York did not appeal to Jacob and after hearing that the warm and Mediterranean plains of California were quite similar to the vineyards back home, he soon made his way to the Napa Valley. It was here that Jacob Beringer, along with his brother, Frederick Beringer, purchased land for the first Beringer Vineyard in 1875.
Beringer Vineyards – Today
Beringer Vineyards holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley. It is also one of the very few wineries that survived the draconian prohibition of 1922, which lasted over a decade. The estate is also in the National Register for Historic Places as a historic district, a status it has held since 2001. With its perfect blend of modern technology and age old traditions, Beringer Vineyards still produces memorable wines that continue to bring recognition to the company and all of Napa Valley.