Red

2006 Beringer Vineyards Merlot Bancroft Ranch

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Howell Mountain
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 17, 2015 - Great texture, somewhat like that grainy, Rutherford dust feeling. Tobacco, leather. Really enjoyed this wine!

  • Grenik Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 3, 2015 - Good merlot. Paired with steak and it held up nicely. Middle is nice and soft and leads to a sweet, lingering finish which was the best part of the taste for me. Nose was a bit tepid. Sweet blue fruit and plum overall.

  • jlhkiss wrote: flawed

    December 6, 2014 - Bottle was flawed compared to previous. Very flabby, no frame, weird aromas, etc.

  • jlhkiss Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 23, 2014 - This has developed very nicely over the past year. Tannins are still thick on the tail, but nice soy sauce and savory notes emerging on the palate, with plenty of black cherries, blackberries, and leather. In a nice window but this can go another 5-10 years.

  • Grenik Likes this wine: (89 points)

    October 19, 2014 - A cooler toned merlot and my first experience with Howell Mountain merlot (although I love the cabs). Blue fruit, restrained, but with good balance and depth. Felt well made to me. Tannins were a little overwhelming for my taste and I suggest drinking sooner, rather than later.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, Issue #150 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Beringer Vineyards
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bancroft Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Howell Mountain
  • UPC Code 089819008162

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 20 (3%)
  • In Cellars 415 (56%)
  • Consumed 311 (42%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  12 votes