White

2016 Beringer Vineyards Chardonnay Luminus

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oak Knoll District
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • tomoem wrote: 90 points

    March 11, 2019 - A find this wine well integrated for what it is. More Burgundian than new world. Flavors include apricot, slight amount of pear and cedar wood.

  • whits wrote: 90 points

    December 16, 2018 - Light golden hue, lovely baked apple and pear aromas, bright and grippy, with delicious flavors of red apple, honey, cinnamon and pear on the palate, nice mid weight feel in the mouth, excellent but will only improve as the elements integrate more, a good value

  • passion4wine wrote: 89 points

    December 8, 2018 - The 2016 doesn't stand up to the 2015 with its woody nose and flavors, slightly sour pineapple, and a hint of honey. I'll wait several months before cracking another.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    November 12, 2018 - A single vineyard chardonnay for them. Coming off of Big Ranch, which I guess is leased. But they did all the development. They wanted to make something a little brighter and hence the cool notes. Brighter in style, less oak and picked less ripe and fermented quite a bit cooler too. Still quite a bit of stirring to build up the mouthfeel.

  • bjamesclark wrote: 89 points

    October 3, 2018 - 8 months French oak, Malolactic fermentation on 33%.
    This is warm climate Napa valley Chardonnay, with partial malo an new oak. An in your face style that shows aromas of baking spices of cinnamon and nutmeg with notes of pear, pineapple, stone fruits and notes of orange blossom, vanilla, hazelnut, oak and alcohol.
    The palate is rich with flavors of toasted marshmallow, baking spice and rich fruits of mango, pineapple, canned pear and fig with notes orange blossom, creme brûlée, hazelnut and vanilla. A round rich-style that shows every bit of the 14.8% ABV.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets (Jan 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type White
  • Producer Beringer Vineyards
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Luminus
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oak Knoll District

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 171 (73%)
  • Consumed 62 (27%)

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