Purple hue with first impression bouquet of a Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon.  Sweet fruit laden berries with a cocoa or milk chocolate front with a gentle savory spice.

Palate–Popular velvety palate with a slight sweetness to it with loads of fruit, milk chocolate, jammy berry fruit all put together in a popular, easy drinking style with a decent finish that hangs on.

Beringer was one of my early (meaning latter 70’s) wine experiences. Beringer was one of the premier wineries in California and then, like so many, (my opinion) opted to go more for the table wine varieties to stay afloat in the burgeoning market place of Napa Valley. But Beringer still produces a higher-end line unlike other wineries who jettisoned their dreams to survive.  It’s totally understandable.  This production is delicious, well constructed, tasty, and priced within an affordable price point.  I paid $15 for this (probably closer to $18 perhaps in my part of the world anyway, and at any rate is good find of a solid blend of 41% Petite Sirah, 21% Syrah, 18% Petit Verdot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot.  If you want a very affordable treat, have a go at this and raise a glass!

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