Beringer Vineyards

Bancroft Ranch Vineyard Merlot

9.0121 ratings
8.811 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Top Notes For
JKT
9.1

A lovely mature wine. Nose of plums and secondary notes with stones and minerals and a bit of heat. Balanced on palate with primary fruits receded but lively still and good length. 14.1 ABV. Paired so well with Asian style short ribs. Good Acker auction buy again.

A lovely mature wine. Nose of plums and secondary notes with stones and minerals and a bit of heat. Balanced on palate with primary fruits receded but lively still and good length. 14.1 ABV. Paired so well with Asian style short ribs. Good Acker auction buy again.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Always delivers.

Always delivers.

Mar 23rd, 2017
Matt Lasater

Voluptuous and rich on the palate, sweet tannins with some firmness, chocolate covered black cherries, plums, leather, kiss of herbaceous character. Unfortunately the alcohol sticks out a little for me on the nose.

Voluptuous and rich on the palate, sweet tannins with some firmness, chocolate covered black cherries, plums, leather, kiss of herbaceous character. Unfortunately the alcohol sticks out a little for me on the nose.

May 26th, 2016
Jake Hajer

2006 in 2016. Aged perfectly. Portabella mushroom, dirt in the nose. Milk chocolate. Black Fruit, stewed red fruit. Big and complex

2006 in 2016. Aged perfectly. Portabella mushroom, dirt in the nose. Milk chocolate. Black Fruit, stewed red fruit. Big and complex

Mar 28th, 2016
Kriss Reed

Mildly frustrating in that the fruit has dropped off before the tannins are close to resolution. Still, a good risk at $30.

Mildly frustrating in that the fruit has dropped off before the tannins are close to resolution. Still, a good risk at $30.

Nov 27th, 2015
Michael Risenhoover

2012 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Merlot

2012 Beringer Bancroft Ranch Merlot

Jun 1st, 2015
Mike Fifer

Writer The Wine Monologues

8.0

Plum notes but lacking in body. Beyond its time unfortunately.

Plum notes but lacking in body. Beyond its time unfortunately.

Jan 22nd, 2015
Matt Lasater

Blackberry, blueberries, coffee, and cocoa. Velvet texture and super smooth tannins.

Blackberry, blueberries, coffee, and cocoa. Velvet texture and super smooth tannins.

Mar 29th, 2014
Pasi Ketolainen

90p

Jan 10th, 2014
Jack Hoang

Fruity, medium bodied, smooth, short lingering aftertaste

Fruity, medium bodied, smooth, short lingering aftertaste

Oct 12th, 2020