Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2017

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Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2017
$44.99
$40.49

SKU 13301

750ml

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In 1870 Jacob Beringer arrived in California from his homeland in Germany to pursue his dream of making fine wine to rival the best wines of Europe. Today the winery is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley and the winemaking program is managed by California-veteran winemaker Ed Sbragia and California-native winemaker Laurie Hook.

Beringer's northernmost Chardonnay vineyard and the primary source of Private Reserve Chardonnay, Gamble Ranch, is located near the town of Yountville where daytime temperatures slowly climb as the cooling morning fog recedes south to San Pablo Bay. This significant diurnal shift allows the grapes to maintain their acidity, which is essential to balancing the ripe, rich flavors they develop during warm afternoons. Each Chardonnay lot was kept separate throughout the aging process. After sending the fruit directly to press, winemaker Laurie Hook fermented the juice in French oak barrels (76% new) to enhance the natural richness in the wine. Weekly lees stirring enhanced the toasty notes, and integrated the oak flavors for an overall balance. All of the wines were put through malolactic fermentation to encourage a lush creaminess. After 9 months aging, Laurie chose the most expressive lots and blended them to create a richly layered wine with aromas of crème brulee and rich citrus and fruit flavors.
Category White Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Beringer
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Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Chardonnay Private Reserve aged for ten months in 100% new French oak. It opens with beautiful crème brûlée and candied ginger notes over a core of pineapple and green mango with a waft of brioche. Medium-bodied, satiny and with fantastic freshness, it delivers loads of tropical layers and great length. 8,100 cases produced, to be released in March 2019.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018
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Wine SpectatorSuave, featuring an elegant, airy structure, with flavors of apple, quince paste and dried pear. Creamy midpalate, offering a long, plush and well-spiced finish. Drink now through 2023. 8,100 cases made.

Kim Marcus, July 31, 2019

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