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2008 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Knights Valley"

Beringer 2008 Knights Valley Cabernet

Winery: Beringer Vineyards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Knights Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Knights Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $19

Cases produced: 44,500

KWG Score: 89.8 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: March 15, 2011

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and dark ruby colored Cab will appeal to readers who like big fruity Cabs and Shiraz. It opens with a black raspberry bouquet with a hint of oak and black currant. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry with hints of black raspberry and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate oak tannins are sticky and linger a while. This wine would pair well with a NY strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Laurie blended the lots of Cabernet Sauvignon to highlight Knights Valley's characteristically bright black cherry fruit. The wine also has toasty oak, vanilla, cedar and smoky aromas accented by a pretty background of pink peppercorn, cocoa and mint. Small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah were added for additional complexity. A full mouth of sweet, zesty and rich black fruit is supported by nice bright acidity and ripe tannins.

Organic status: not organic

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