Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017
Coming from three different sites in Carneros and Oak Knoll, the 2017 Chardonnay is a vibrant, medium-bodied effort that has classic citrus and salted melon aromas and flavors. It's nicely balanced, has good acidity and a great finish, and is high-quality stuff.
The 2017 Chardonnay (Napa Valley) is a very pretty wine from Beringer. Citrus, floral and lightly tropical notes are very nicely delineated. The blend of three sites works well here. Although the 2017 is already quite open, it also has a good bit of freshness and structure from vinification in a mix of oak and steel along with partially blocked malolactic fermentation.
Aged in 39% new French oak for seven months, the 2017 Chardonnay delivers plenty of cedar and toast notes with a core of baked apples, pear tart and preserved ginger plus a waft of popcorn. Medium to full-bodied, it has a pleasant creamy texture and loads of cedar-laced apple and spice flavors, finishing long.
Ripe, featuring apple tart, baked pear and melon flavors, accented by minerally hints. Lavender details show on the finish, with buttery notes. Drink now. 12,609 cases made.