The debut release of our Napa Valley Merlot is the result of many years of vineyard and winemaking experimentation. Over the last decade, Winemaster Ed Sbragia and I have witnessed the steady development of fruit character in Merlot from our Dos Rios, Gamble Ranch and Big Ranch Road vineyards. Located from the cool southern end of the Napa Valley to the relatively warm microclimates of Yountville and Oakville, these vineyards provide important components that allow the wine to show the broader personality of the Napa Valley.-Laurie Hook, Winemaker
The wine was aged in 40 percent new oak (primarily French) for 14 months to integrate juicy, plum, black cherry and toffee aromas and mouth-coating flavors, supported by enticing sweet vanilla, cedar and spice components.
Beringer's historic estate offers various wine tasting rooms where guests can sample an unequaled selection of fine wines and learn about winemaking. Furthermore, the winery's tasting room staff is efficient and well equipped to handle any questions guests may have about wine and can help them choose a wine that suits their preferences. Also for the benefit of our guests, there are several seminars and wine tours that run daily and allow guests to experience the best of wine country.
Beringer Vineyards also hosts many wine events that are either specifically for wine club members or for general guests as well. As an added bonus for membership, Beringer Wine Club members are privy to discounts on all purchases, complimentary wine tastings, and exclusive events hosted by the Wine Club.
The winery at Beringer Vineyards also offers a wealth of information about wines and food. In addition to the essence of wine, guests can learn how to pair wine and food as well as various recipes that can enhance an exquisite meal. For instance, experts at the winery can guide guests on how to prepare for a successful event such as a cocktail party or dinner.