Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Beringer's 1992 Bancroft Ranch Merlot ranks with the finest Matanzas Creek and Newton Merlots. It is a large-scaled, rich, ostentatiously-styled, chocolatey-flavored, full-bodied Merlot with deep color saturation, plenty of gutsy, chewy fruit, full body, and excellent purity and balance. Once again Beringer has shown that international corporate ownership can be synonymous with reference point wines. While it can be drunk now, this Merlot promises to be even better with 2-4 years of cellaring; it should last for 10-15 years.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Smooth and harmonious, with a supple core of black cherry, currant, earth and toasty oak that folds together nicely on the finish, the flavors becoming more complex and elegant as it progresses. This vintage adds one more to this California vineyard's fine track record for world-class Merlot. 9,000 cases made.Author: James Laube
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
- 204 bottles owned
- 66 collectors