Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Beringer Chardonnay Private Reserve (Napa) 2008 review by (PB)
A gentle golden presentation with ample aromas of a tropical fruit salad; buttery cream notes and vanilla.
Palate--A nicely textured, caramel and creme brulee with a veritable salad of ripe tropical citrus, papaya and mango flavors all rolled into one. Foundation structured of vibrant acidity with razor cleansing presence and a lasting, fruit-filled finish.
I forget where I grabbed this but I was enticed by the signature on the bottle of Laurie Hook--the vintner. I paid $28--a splurge for me--and it is classic Napa Chard. Parker gave this 94 points; The Wine Spectator 92 which I believe is more appropriate. At any rate raise a glass!
Posted by PB at 6:05 PM