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    Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Sonoma County, California

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    • WE91
    Price: $27.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine & Spirits, 91 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 92757

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Number 77 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

    "Knights Valley is a very special place for us at Beringer. As you drive over the mountain from St. Helena, the valley opens up before your eyes and you immediately feel transported to another time, where things are slower and more rustic. This wine captures that place with great intensity of black fruit aromas and flavors that continue to a long satisfying finish."
    —Laurie Hook, Winemaker

    To maintain the unique characteristics of the different lots from varying areas of the vineyard, Laurie kept them all separate through vinification and aging. Extended maceration extracted a maximum of color, aromas and flavors. The wines were then aged in small French Nevers oak barrels (30% new) for sixteen months. After aging, Laurie blended the lots of Cabernet Sauvignon to highlight Knights Valley's characteristically bright black cherry fruit. The wine also has toasty oak, vanilla, cedar and smoky aromas accented by a pretty background of pink peppercorn, cocoa and mint. Small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah were added for additional complexity. A full mouth of sweet, zesty and rich black fruit is supported by nice bright acidity and ripe tannins.

    "An appealing wine showing likeable softness and flashy flavors. The palate brings cassis, mocha, licorice, sweet tobacco, sage, Asian spice and smoky oak; finisheds long and rich. Notable for its superb structure."
    -Wine Enthusiast

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    Edward Ellis (9/29/2010)
    This price of this wine is comparable to the case price at the winery. It is a premium Cab with all the oakey richness you expect from Beringer.
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    Varenna Guy (9/27/2010)
    This delightful cab drinks like chocolate milk going down...smooth and silky, truly a pleasure to the palate. No bitterness at all, delightful taste.
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    vince clortho (9/27/2010)
    This wine has a nice ruby color, aromas of cedar and vanilla. Lush fruit on the front end - plum and berry - and a solid tannic structure. Only fault may be that it's too tannic, even after decanted for about an hour. Your tongue feels like it's been coated in velvet, but just a bit too much for my taste. At $20, it's a fantastic value; let it age a year or two, and you've got a wine that may taste like you paid twice as much as you really did.
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    Daniel Glover (9/29/2010)
    This is a great tasting cab. It has a smooth flavor with a good fruity taste.
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    Chris Bryant (9/26/2010)
    WOW. Wife and I loved it. Smooth is the best way we can describe this wine. Highy reccomended. GREAT value.
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    jboothe7 (9/28/2010)
    This cabernet hits all the right notes. Nose, body, flavor, complexity. It's all there. Nothing extraordinary here, but certainly not sub-par. Nicely done and what you expect from a California cab.
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    Michael Hopkins (9/28/2010)
    Bold, big, tasty. Still ripe. I will save most of it for a year or two.

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