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2021 Beringer Chardonnay "Private Reserve"

Beringer 2021 Private Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Beringer

Vintage: 2021

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: 4,135

KWG Score: 95.3 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94.5)

Review date: August 25, 2023

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chardonnay from Beringer opens with an oak and poached pear bouquet with notes baking spice and apple. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with pleasant acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, smooth, and rich. The flavor profile is a vanilla oak and poached pear blend with notes of pineapple and peach. I also detected hints of marzipan and ginger. The finish is dry, and its flavors linger and last for a very long time. This Chard would pair well with Chicken St. Timothy. Enjoy – Ken

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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