Wednesday, June 21, 2006

BERINGER ALLUVIUM RED KNIGHTS VALLEY - 2001


This Napa California blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc is aged 22 months in oak.

TASTING NOTES:

Deep purple in color with cherry and dark fruit flavors, spice and licorice. Young and a bit harsh on the finish, but lots of acidity.

SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:

88 PTS
This is a good wine but unless it matures and comes together after cellaring, it is not a good value. At around $22 a bottle, you are much better off with red blends like Bogle's Phantom, Thackrey's Pleiades, and Luce Della Vite Lucente which are far superior.

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