Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

$44.99

Beringer's top Chardonnay from the Gamble Ranch vineyard. Beringer's Private Reserve Chardonnay is primarily sourced from their Gamble Ranch property in the Oakville AVA of Napa Valley. Each lot was kept separate from harvest all the way through the winemaking process. The wine was aged for 9 months in 88% new French oak with full malolactic fermentation, and the lees were stirred weekly to enrich the texture and profile. Only the finest lots were then selected for inclusion in this Private Reserve bottling. From winemaker Laurie Hook: "Aromas of hazelnut and grilled pineapple are followed by flavors of lush, tropical fruits, balanced by a hint of citrus. A rich, creamy mouthfeel is rounded out by a lengthy, elegant finish." 93 Points Wine Spectator:  "Shows off seductive notes of smoky, toasty oak and cream, with fresh, rich, vibrant fruit to match. The flavors of poached pear, fig, honeydew melon, spice and black licorice all fold together on a long, pure, persistent finish. Drink now through 2020."

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Ratings on Delectable

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

Always a great blind taste, big, buttery, classic Napa Chardonnay.

Always a great blind taste, big, buttery, classic Napa Chardonnay.

9.6

John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company Delectable Pro

Rock steady - actually a great buy for so much substance.

Rock steady - actually a great buy for so much substance.

8.9

Michael Risenhoover Delectable Pro

2012 vintage - I like it a little bit more than the 2013

2012 vintage - I like it a little bit more than the 2013

8.9

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

Too much oak

Too much oak

8.0

Simao Pedro

Muito bom. Um dos melhores Chardonnay que já bebi. Bastante frutado com tons tropicais, bem balançado e com um ligeiro tom de Carvalho.

Muito bom. Um dos melhores Chardonnay que já bebi. Bastante frutado com tons tropicais, bem balançado e com um ligeiro tom de Carvalho.

9.5

L.A. Warren

So much butter! Not your average Chardonnay. One for those who want to experience the versatility of Chardonnay. Got it for a buck above wholesale and was jazzed. I visited the Beringer winery this past summer and had a fantastic experience. This is an outfit that knows what they're doing.

So much butter! Not your average Chardonnay. One for those who want to experience the versatility of Chardonnay. Got it for a buck above wholesale and was jazzed. I visited the Beringer winery this past summer and had a fantastic experience. This is an outfit that knows what they're doing.

9.3

John Landis

Great color and nose Delicious entry and finish.

Great color and nose Delicious entry and finish.

9.3

Thomas Brenner Delectable Pro

Nice to try a wine from one of the state's oldest and reputable producers thats not fodder for cougars at a Tupperware party. Fascinating to try different wines from a winery that dabbles mostly in quantity vs quality these days.

Nice to try a wine from one of the state's oldest and reputable producers thats not fodder for cougars at a Tupperware party. Fascinating to try different wines from a winery that dabbles mostly in quantity vs quality these days.

8.8

Stephen

Smooth, oaky, buttery, heavy.

Smooth, oaky, buttery, heavy.

8.7

Heather Gillies

One of my favorite bottles, big pear, butter, and vanilla flavors. So easy to drink and beautifully balanced.

One of my favorite bottles, big pear, butter, and vanilla flavors. So easy to drink and beautifully balanced.

9.6

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