1996 Beringer Merlot Bancroft Ranch
Merlot - 3L

  • WA 93
  • IWC 92
  • WE 92

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1998
...an exquisite nose of brandy-infused black cherries intermixed with melted chocolate. Dense and full-bodied with striking sweetness and purity this full-bodied multi-layered Merlot has developed beautifully...
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1999
...Slightly jammy aromas of cassis licorice dark chocolate and smoky toasty oak. Sweet dense and supple...The ripe tannins hit the palate quite late...
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2000
Complex but tight and brooding. Dark earth black plum licorice leather and smoke in the nose. Deep full black-cherry and coffee flavors but very subdued now. Emphasis on structure and intensity. Not an obvious wine nor... Complex but tight and brooding. Dark earth black plum licorice leather and smoke in the nose. Deep full black-cherry and coffee flavors but very subdued now. Emphasis on structure and intensity. Not an obvious wine nor for cur-rent enjoyment but a definite keeper...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Howell Mountain
Vintage 1996