Beringer Founder’s Estate Cab ’07

This archival post has been moved from Blogarhythms where it was originally posted on 9/13/2010.

Another nice Beringer cab with a bit of umph.

Vineyard:     Beringer
Varietal:       Cabernet Sauvignon (Founder’s Estate)
Vintage:       2007
Appellation: California
Price:          $13.99

Notes:         Lots of dark berry flavor in this medium- to full-bodied red (It isn’t light, but I wouldn’t quite put it in the meaty/chewy category).  Good tannic structure to cellar some if you wish, but certainly approachable enough to enjoy right now.  Beringer’s website indicates the grapes came from the Central Valley and North Coast, thus the California appellation.  I liked it.  Definitely a good beef or lamb accompaniment.

Important:  I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

Beringer Pinot Grigio ’09

I am going to bring forward to Oenophilogical the posts about wine that I put up on my other, more general blog.  Here is the first archival piece – originally posted in February of 2010.

While I don’t have the opportunity to drink all the fine wines I would like, I enjoy looking for – and finding – good values at very reasonable price points. Tonight, it was a Pinot Grigio.  Here are my notes — COMPLETELY AMATEUR OPINIONS — on what I thought about this one.

Vineyard:         Beringer
Wine:                 Pinot Grigio – California Collection
Vintage:           2009
Appellation:  California
Price:                $9.99

Notes:  I found the nose to be extremely light with floral notes.  The core flavors for me were nectarine and honeysuckle with starfruit and a nice little bit of grapefruit on the finish.  Acidity on this one seems medium.  As a result, I don’t know how it would stand up to food and spices.  At this price, though, it’s worth a try if you like Pinot Grigios.

Important:  I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  I have taste buds, however, and know what I like.  Please do not consider my thoughts to be an endorsement or diminution of any particular wine.  You should always judge for yourself as likes, dislikes, and taste are very subjective.