Beringer Chard PR 2009

Gamble Ranch Napa Valley
Retail Price: $37.00
Tasting Notes: Each Chardonnay lot was kept separate throughout the aging process. After sending the fruit directly to press, winemaker Laurie Hook fermented the juice in French oak barrels (76% new) to enhance the natural richness in the wine. Weekly lees stirring enhanced the toasty notes, and integrated the oak flavors for an overall balance. All of the wines were put through malolactic fermentation to encourage a lush creaminess. After 9 months aging, Laurie chose the most expressive lots and blended them to create a richly layered wine with aromas of crème brulee and rich citrus and fruit flavors. Aromas of butterscotch, lemon curd, and toasted almonds evolve into rich tropical flavors. The rich, luscious mouthfeel is elegantly balanced by bright citrus notes.

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The Winery

Beringer Vineyards
Beringer Vineyards

2000 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-4412
866-708-9463
Website: www.beringer.com Email: www.beringer.com
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