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2010 Beringer Vineyards Merlot "Napa Valley"

Beringer 2010 Napa Valley Merlot

Winery: Beringer Vineyards

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 93% Merlot, 5% Petite Sirah, & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: August 20, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Merlot was one of our top finishers in our recent blind tasting. It opens with a pleasant boysenberry bouquet with a hint of black cherry, menthol and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, dense and a bit rustic for a Merlot. The flavor profile is a concentrated blackberry with notes of oak. We also detected a hint of black raspberry and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins are slightly prolonged. We suggested pairing this wine with comfort foods like pot roast. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This is a juicy wine with generous flavors of black cherry preserves, dark plum and sweet anise. Notes of cocoa and mocha mingle with the fruit on the palate, while round tannins coat the mouth and leave a long and lasting impression. A classic Napa Valley Merlot that promises at least five to seven years of enjoyment.

Organic status: not organic

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