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    Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay 2008
    Chardonnay - Napa Valley, California

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    Ratings

    • RP94
    • ST92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Rich & Creamy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 104954

    Winemaker's Notes:

    'A good portion of the 2008 blend is from Gamble Ranch, a vineyard that has consistently delivered such rich, ripe fruit flavors. There's a richness in this wine that is wonderfully balanced by a bright citrus note. A sweet oak note weaves together the many layers of aroma and flavor, carrying through to the finish. This wine is always a pleasure to make and equally pleasurable to drink!' - Laurie Hook, Beringer Vineyards Winemaker

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Chardonnay Private Reserve continues the success Beringer has enjoyed with this program. Notes of brioche, hazelnut, marmalade, honeyed tropical fruits, buttered citrus, and a gentle touch of smoke are found in this full-bodied, concentrated wine with impressive purity, depth, and length. It should drink well for 4-5 years.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Big, ripe and complex, with full-bodied apple, melon, pear and citrus notes that gain depth and turn creamy in texture, picking up a dash of anise and cedar on the finish. Drink now through 2014. 22,119 cases made.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Bright yellow. Grape and pineapple fruit aromas are enlivened by floral lift and solid minerality. Broad, dense, ripe and sweet, with a chewy, saline quality and some smoky oak notes contributing to this wine's impressively tactile mouth feel. Finishes long, ripe and sweet, with stone and citrus fruit flavors and solid underlying structure.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

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    Red w/Attitude (7/26/2011)
    Beautiful light gold color; Full bodied and floral on the nose and palate; Buttery, pineapple, pear, lemon and mild vanilla; The oak is there but it isn't overpowering; Good balance and a lingering finish; Still a bit young, but thoroughly enjoyed it with BBQ chicken and roasted veggies.
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    Brian Katz (1/11/2011)
    This complex and full bodied wine offers both fruity and floral notes of pineapple, honeysuckle, melon, citrus and apple. Creamy, buttery texture with a floral and butterscotch bouquet. It is slightly over oaked but should mellow with time. Very clean finish.
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    Andrew Kelson (9/23/2010)
    Bought two bottles. Can't imagine what they're drinking. Ordinary Chard, worth about fifteen bucks.
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    hc01 (5/4/2011)
    This wine has promise. Too young to drink now, but should be great after some aging.
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    rlp (4/7/2011)
    I agree with another reviewer, I don't know what these other people are drinking but it certainly does not have essences of pineapple, honeysuckle, or blah blah blah. It is a bold wine that is very smokey and laden with strong currents of oak. Matter of fact, the smokiness is apparent on the first sip and lingers indefinetly on the palate with stron tinges of alcohol. Perhaps the other reviewers may claim that my taste is unrefined, but I've had better chardonnay. This was a disappoinment.
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    Max Plonck (1/13/2011)
    A balanced, modestly oaked Chardonnay. I would not rate it as high as Parker; maybe 91. Enjoyable.
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    rpeters57 (5/2/2012)
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    Manta (4/3/2012)
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    Karl Biesemier (2/25/2012)
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    Vadon (3/30/2011)

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