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1999 Beringer Merlot Bancroft Ranch Private Reserve

  • 85 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 44518-1999-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Red-ruby. Burnished oak, plum, minerals and bitter chocolate on the nose. Sweet, lush and concentrated, with a firm mineral spine contributing to the impression of structure. Finishes with big, chewy, ripe tannins and excellent persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 85

    The dark ruby/purple-colored 1999 Merlot Bancroft Ranch (91% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc) exhibits clean, medium-bodied flavors with little persistence or depth.The single vineyard Merlot from the Bancroft Ranch on Howell Mountain is aged in 100% new French oak. It was sensational in 1997, but the cool growing climates of 1998, 1999, and 2000 hampered the ability for this vineyard to achieve full ripeness.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Very intense and, with a mix of herbs, chocolate, cherry and currant, firmly supported by dry, earthy tannins. Needs short-term cellaring or decanting, or both. Tightly wound, as Howell Mountain Merlots tend to be. 4,500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
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  • 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

    • 118 bottles owned
    • 39 collectors