2002 Beringer Knights Valley Alluvium Blanc
|Varietal:||Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc|
A lush, intense-cherry, blackberry core is given by the 76% Merlot, while the 15% Cabernet Sauvignon gives structure and adds depth to the dark fruit aromas and flavors. Small amounts of Malbec, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc contribute spice, orange zest, roasted coffee, and fruit nuances to the palate, giving an overall impression of plushness and depth. "...should provide delicious drinking during its first 7-8 years of life."-Wine Advocate 88-90 Rating
International Wine CellarGood full medium ruby. Aromas of currant, licorice, leather and tobacco. Juicy and tightly wound, with firm acids and pronounced minerality contributing to the impression of structure. Fairly tannic wine in need of a couple years of patience. Good value.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 89.1 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 7 notes)
Wine SpectatorRating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06
Wine AdvocateRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate