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Beringer Alluvium Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2005 Wine Review

Beringer Alluvium Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2005

Beringer Alluvium Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2005

Knights Valley, Sonoma, California, United States

Community Score:94/100

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Price: $49.95

Drink: 2009-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.4%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Beringer

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 94/100

The grapes for this beguiling red were grown in the volcanic, alluvial soil of Knights Valley, thus the name Alluvium. The summer of 2005 was cool in Napa, which extended the growing season and allowed the grapes to further develop flavor, color and tannin until they were hand-picked in October. This gives the wine incredible depth as it floods the senses with black cherries, violets and ground black pepper. Winemaker Laurie Hook has blended Merlot (74%), Cabernet Sauvignon (22%) and small amounts of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. This wine will keep in the cellar for at least ten years, if not longer.

Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec food pairings: osso buco, filet mignon, venison.

This Beringer Alluvium Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2005 was reviewed on September 12, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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