Wine Advocate | Rating: 90Beringer's Merlot from the Bancroft Vineyard on Howell Mountain is one of the top three or four California Merlots. The 1987 Merlot from the Bancroft Vineyard is a powerful, rich, concentrated, surprisingly large-scaled Merlot with at least a decade's worth of aging potential. While drinkable now, it is clearly not as soft as the 1988 and 1990. There is plenty of punch and tannin in the finish, but the tannin is neither astringent nor coarse. Deep ruby in color, full and impressive, this is another meritorious effort from Beringer Vineyards. Beringer continues to do everything right. Its staff of talented professionals may rank as the best in the business.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Warm, ripe and generous, with plush herb, plum, chocolate and toasty oak flavors and the concentration, suppleness and finesse you expect from Merlot. The pretty finish echoes the plum and herb notes. A fine expression.
Beringer Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley. In 2001, the estate was placed on the National Register for Historic Places as a Historic District. Jacob Beringer's foresight in recognizing the quality and potential of grape growing in the Napa Valley is part of the living heritage of Beringer Vineyards . With the present use of state-of-the-art technology applied to age-old traditions, Beringer Vineyards' wines continue to reflect a single-minded dedication to the making of memorable wines from great Napa Valley vineyards.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 14 bottles owned
- 10 collectors