2017 Beringer 'Bancroft Ranch' Merlot Howell Mountain

$64.95 $100.00 (-35%)
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Long a benchmark for California Merlot, Bancroft Ranch continues to deliver on intensity. The rich, dark fruits we crave are all there with added complexity from black olives and hints of mahogany. The full-body is full of flavor and chewy, deftly walking the line between mountain intensity and elegance. Suckling recommends 2021 for cracking into this bottle – sounds like a New Year’s promise!

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:
2017
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Howell Mountain
Vineyard:
Bancroft Ranch
SKU #:
1043621
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

Lots of black olives and currants with hints of mahogany. Full-bodied, chewy and flavorful. Rich finish. Foursquare.