James Suckling 97
"This is a really solid white with so much structure and depth, as well as a border-less, encompassing palate. Full-bodied and polished with lots of length. Shows complex flavors, from cooked apples and lemons to stones and hints of flowers. Still tight. Needs time to come together. Drink after 2021."
Jeb Dunnuck 94
"The classic Napa release from this estate, the 2018 Chardonnay Private Reserve has lots of beautiful golden apple, caramelized citrus, toasted nut, and hints of acacia flowers. With a rich, textured style, it still stays beautifully fresh, balanced, and layered. It's a brilliant effort."
The 2018 Chardonnay is fresh with notes of pear and apples on the nose, followed by hints of crme brle and Meyer lemon. There are some deeper notes of tropical mango and tangerine, that mix very well with the vanilla spice brought by the toast of the barrels. The finish on this wine goes for a long time, hinting at the ability to cellar and age this chardonnay to obtain unique flavors though years of service. -Winemaker Notes
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In 1876, brothers Jacob and Frederick Beringer established Beringer Vineyards with a dream of making wines that would rival the finest in Europe. Today, Jacob's great great-grandson, Chief Winemaker Mark Beringer, guides what is now California's longest continually operating winery and one of Napa's finest producers. With over 1,600 acres farmed across Napa's best appellations, as well as Sonoma County and Paso Robles, Beringer is recognized as one of the region's preeminent producers with a rich portfolio of wines.