I have loved Beringer Napa Valley for the past two years,
but I have wondered why the price per bottle has increased
by about two dollars.
However, this time around, I noticed a very different
taste. It was more smoky and decadent. I then had to look
back and see my past reviews to see that this wine was two
vintages past the old wine. In fact, this wine reminds me
of a Beringer that is the Private Reserve Chardonnay, which
is about $26 a bottle, if not $30.
The most heavy aspect of the flavor is the oak, but
thankfully, it's not buttery. The next is the spice
component, but I honestly would think Allspice versus
anything else. I can't taste the fruits, but the back of
the bottle says pear, apple and citrus; actually, the oak
and spice overwhelm me in a good way.