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2000 Beringer Merlot Bancroft Ranch Private Reserve

  • 87 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 44518-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($75) Good red-ruby color. Aromas of currant, chocolate, coffee and truffle. Lush, sweet and deep for the vintage, with chocolate and smoke flavors dominating. Conveys a strong impression of soil and comes across as light on its feet. Finishes with reasonably sweet, dusty tannins but I found myself lowering my score as the finishing oakiness turned more tarry with aeration.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    Beringer's top Merlot comes from their Howell Mountain vineyard known as Bancroft Ranch. The light-styled, elegant 2000 Merlot Bancroft Ranch exhibits attractive aromas of toast, chocolate, minerals, and truffles. Like many 2000s, it is narrowly constructed, and finishes abruptly. Nevertheless, it possesses pure flavors and fine balance.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Heavy-handed, mocha-laced oak dominates this otherwise rich and intense youngster that gives hints of earthy currant and wild berry. Plush-textured, this one begs for short-term cellaring or decanting.
    Author: James Laube
  • Anonymous | Rating: 89

    Pretty powerful Merlot. Soft tannins on the finish. Definitely a food wine. We think this could still use a couple more years so we'll keep the rest in the cellar for a while.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2012
    Author: RenoDale
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

  • 77 bottles owned
  • 30 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 30 collectors)