2016 Beringer 'Bancroft Ranch' Merlot Howell Mountain

$89.95
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One of California’s true 'cult' Merlots. It received a very strong review from Jeb Dunnuck… 'I loved the 2016 Merlot Bancroft Ranch, which ranks with the finest expressions of Merlot out there. Brought up in 50% new barrels, it reminds me of a top Pomerol with its ripe black cherry, chocolate, tobacco, and graphite aromas and flavors. With full-bodied richness, good acidity, and outstanding balance.'

Over the past 141 years, Beringer has built its name on quality and consistency. The oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley (they used a federal license during Prohibition that allowed them to make wine for religious purposes), they’ve been instrumental in both the development of Napa’s international reputation while simultaneously serving as a critical link to its past.

Varietal:
Merlot
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 50% new
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Howell Mountain
Vineyard:
Bancroft Ranch
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Merlot
Alcohol %:
15.5%
SKU #:
1041860
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

This is a chewy and flavorful wine with lots of juicy fruit and firm, chewy tannins. Full-bodied, rich and flavorful. Very structured and powerful. Tannic.

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Jeb Dunnuck

I loved the 2016 Merlot Bancroft Ranch, which ranks with the finest expressions of Merlot out there. Brought up in 50% new barrels, it reminds me of a top Pomerol with its ripe black cherry, chocolate, tobacco, and graphite aromas and flavors. With full-bodied richness, good acidity, and outstanding balance.