Beringer Alluvium Red 2005, Knights Valley, Sonoma

Bordeaux Right Bank Bordeaux-Right Bank
California, Usa

$39.95 (393447)

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90 pts
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September 12, 2009

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Alluvium is a Bordeaux blend dominated by merlot (74%) grown in the warm, alluvial soils of Knights Valley, located...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Seductive, polished, abundantly oaky aromas on the nose, with intriguing black pepper spice and plush dark fruit. The...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

Sonoma's Knight's Valley alluvial soils (thick with volcanic deposits) are fully expressed in the intense minerality...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Deep ruby with a garnet tinge in colour and a medium to medium+ intense nose.

If you have the 2005 in a cellar, lucky you.

Positives: A complex wine featuring cedar, blackberry, dark cherry, Christmas cake, pumpkin pie, star anise, vanilla, cinnamon, white pepper, peppercorn, arugula, chocolate, & olive tapenade. Medium+ body with medium to medium+ tannins, good acidity a long length.

Negatives: I don’t have any more bottles left.

Drink now on its own and pair it with tenderloin steak. This still can cellar easily for another 5-7 years.

Tasted: 30 June 13

Top Pick

Score: 9.5+/10, Value: 9.5/10 Total: 19+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 5

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