2012 Beringer Chardonnay Private Reserve Napa

Share on Facebook

2012 Beringer Chardonnay Private Reserve Napa image

(93 Points) 



The Chardonnay Private Reserve became famous under the helmsmanship of chief winemaker Ed Sbragia, and Laurie Hook has refined it ever so slightly by somewhat backing off the oak, and maintaining the depth and richness, but with more precision and refinement. The full-bodied 2012 Chardonnay Private Reserve exhibits wonderful orange blossom, white peach and pineapple fruit, a subtle touch of vanillin and toast, and a nicely layered, pure style with terrific fruit intensity. It is a great value, especially if you compare its quality to just about any premier cru or grand cru white Burgundy selling for 2-10 times as much. Drink now



For its size and prominence, the St. Helena flagship Beringer winery does a remarkable job with the quality of its offerings. They have been fortunate to choose a brilliant line-up of chief winemakers, from Ed Sbragia, to Laurie Hook. The following group of wines, coming primarily from 2012 for the reds, and 2012 and 2013 for the whites, is one of the strongest I have tasted with them. That is reassuring when you consider the enormous size of the umbrella Treasury Estates that owns Beringer.  eRobertParker.com #215, Oct 2014


  • List Price: $37.50

This product is currently out of stock.

Share on Facebook

continue shopping

Customers who bought this also bought:

  1. 2015 Hartford Court Russian River Pinot Noir - Nice complexity with cola and cherry pie like fruit with exotic spices pretty floral notes.  Smooth and velvety texture with ri...
  2. 2015 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Dutton Ranch - The 2015 growing season yielded an extremely fresh and dynamic expression of Dutton Ranch Chardonnay, offering lovely layered a...
  3. NV Schramsberg Mirabelle - Mirabelle is Schramsberg’s multi-vintage brut sparkling wine. This young, bright bubbly, principally comprised of Chardonnay, e...
  4. 2016 Domaine Seguinot Bordet Chablis Vaudesir Grand Cru - Very pretty pale golden yellow in colour with light greenish glints. Bright, luminous and limpid…The nose is like a ray of suns...
  5. 2013 Sbragia Chardonnay Home Ranch Dry Creek Valley - A mix of stone and tropical fruits – peaches, pears, mangoes, pineapple – is evident in both the aromas and flavors, along with...