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2016 BERINGER BANCROFT RANCH VINEYARD HOWELL MOUNTAIN MERLOT

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Merlots are known for supple fruit and underlined elegance, but they can have more concentrated and intense flavors when grown at higher elevations. A perfect illustration of this comes from Beringer’s Bancroft Ranch, which sits at 1800 feet elevation on Howell Mountain, just below DANA’s Hershey Vineyard.  (The DANA sells for around $600/btl, btw.) As Jeb Dunnuck writes, this “ranks with the finest expressions of Merlot out there,” and with double 95 Point scores, and a great price too, don’t wait to secure yours.

Bancroft Ranch Vineyard is planted over well-drained white tufa volcanic soils that, in conjunction with the climate at 1800 feet on Howell Mountain, produce powerfully concentrated fruit. The winery has been making a single-vineyard Merlot from Bancroft Ranch since 1987.

The 2016 vintage is 100% Merlot and has more body than many Cabernets. It spends 20 months in barrel, allowing the Howell Mountain tannins to soften and the wine to become incredibly inviting, hedonistic and memorable.

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2016 BERINGER BANCROFT RANCH VINEYARD HOWELL MOUNTAIN MERLOT

“I loved the 2016 Merlot Bancroft Ranch, which ranks with the finest expressions of Merlot out there. Brought up in 50% new barrels, it reminds me of a top Pomerol with its ripe black cherry, chocolate, tobacco, and graphite aromas and flavors. With full-bodied richness, good acidity, and outstanding balance, drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years.”
95 Points
“This is a chewy and flavorful wine with lots of juicy fruit and firm, chewy tannins. Full-bodied, rich and flavorful. Very structured and powerful. Tannic…”
95 Points
“Distinctive, even decadent, this full-bodied plush wine is well-structured and balanced with complex aromas and flavors of dark fruits, milk chocolate, black cherry and licorice accented with herbal notes and baking spices. Soft but potent, it delivers a memorable, spicy finish.”

Additional information

Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in

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