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2006 Beringer Vineyards Merlot Bancroft Ranch
- > California
- > Napa Valley
- > Howell Mountain
Community Tasting Notes 23
tomherer wrote: (87 points)
July 18, 2014 - What a difference a vintage makes! Had the 05 recently, which is head and shoulders above this. I'm closer to robertdwyer than the rest of the crowd on this one. The Tanzer review could be for a totally different wine imho. Nice simple flavors of raspberry, chocolate, and some faint tomato and mushroom. Tasty enough to drink, but on the thin side, and a clipped tannic finish. Totally get why this was discounted -- makes no sense at SRP. This will likely hold on for many years, but hard to imagine it improving.
May 17, 2014 - From memory, this took a few days to open up. At first it felt like a middling bottle (consistent with many of the reviews here) but if you gave it proper time to loosen up, this really blossoms into a juicy, irresistible example of how good California merlot can actually be.
cheetadad wrote: (90 points)
May 2, 2014 - Chocolate and cherries. Well done effort. Fruit dominates this merlot, with some mild tannins. Good accompaniment to spiced ( not hot) chicken. Think tandoori.
Gruffalius wrote: (88 points)
March 11, 2014 - Not bad but not great.
jlhkiss Likes this wine: (90 points)
October 19, 2013 - Consistent with previous tasting note. Still on young side, even after a longer decant this time. Great with roasted chicken, herbs, potatoes, and salad. Drink 2014-2024.
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2010, Issue #150 (link)
(Beringer Vineyards Merlot Bancroft Ranch Howell Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 20 (3%)
- In Cellars 436 (60%)
- Consumed 275 (38%)