Monday, August 17, 2009

Beringer California Collection Cabernet – 2006

The Wine Chick and her husband have been very busy updating the home office and now trying to figure out the best configuration of the room. I think this calls for a nice inspiring bottle of Beringer California Collection Cabernet.

The wine in the glass is deep red in color indicating the wine has been bottled for 2-5 years. I take in the aroma of vanilla, red berries and plums. Upon tasting I detect sweet Vanilla, figs, slight oak and spicy flavors. The tannins are soft and smooth giving this easy drinking wine a smooth finish.

Jacob Beringer was a German immigrant who arrived in the US in 1868. In 1870 he took a train out East and discovered rocky, well-drained soils similar to those in his native Rhine Valley . Beringer Wineries uses 14 vineyards located up and down Napa Valley. This allows the winery to plant varietals that will perform well in each different climate, soil and terrain. Beringer Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley.

It may have been Sunday evening but this wine is easy like Sunday morning (I couldn’t resist). Now that I think about it, I think the desk would look better on the other wall.

This wine retails for $7.99.

Chickadees word of the day:
Finish – The final flavor and texture impression that remains on the palate after a wine is swallowed. The finish is part of the wines overall balance.

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