Sunday, 1 September 2013

TN : Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Beringer, Napa Valley, California, USA

 Rain returned to Napa for the 2010 vintage with annual precipitation averaging about twenty percent above average. The growing season was slightly cooler than normal overall with healthy grapevines appellation-wide. A heat spike at the end of August accelerated ripening in some vineyards and helped deliver a harvest of fine quality.

For the 2010 blend, the largest portion of the blend came from several of Beringer's reserve vineyards; Bancroft Ranch Vineyard in the Howell Mountain AVA, the St. Helena Home Vineyard and Marston Vineyard on Spring Mountain. Grapes for the 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon were picked from October 2nd to November 4th.

After fermentation all of the lots were aged in French Nevers oak barrels (67% new) for fifteen months. A small percentage of Petit Verdot was added to the final blend.

This wine was imported by Treasury Wine Estates Sweden AB.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Blackcurrant, cherries, cedar, plums

Taste : Blackcurrant, cherries, cedar, coffee, cocoa powder on finish

Alcohol : 15%

Price : 299 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 79038

Mark : B

Website : Beringer

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