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2020 Beringer Chardonnay "Private Reserve"

Beringer 2020 Private Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Beringer

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Private Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 8,714

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: January 31, 2022

Wine Review: This light white gold colored Chardonnay opens with a faint white flower and lemon butter bouquet with hints of pineapple, butterscotch, and subtle oak. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with integrated mild acidity. The mouthfeel is round, smooth, elegant, and well-balanced. The flavor profile is mild butterscotch, pineapple, quince, and oak blend with notes of chalky minerality. We also detected a hint of spice, vanilla, and apricot. The finish is dry, and its flavors linger and then drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this very good Chard with chicken francese or pan-seared scallops. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Layered, rich, creamy, and complex, this luscious Chardonnay is classically Californian with expressive aromas of citrus blossom, jasmine, and lemon curd, supported by more tropical ripe flavors of white nectarine, peach, and grilled pineapple. The well-integrated oak shows notes of brioche, vanilla, and ginger spice, leading to a long, mouth-watering finish with freshness and minerality.

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