Beringer Vineyards

Luminus Oak Knoll District Chardonnay

8.9199 ratings
8.832 pro ratings
Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

Oak Knoll, a cooler part of Napa. Still has pronounced oak, typical Napa style.

Oak Knoll, a cooler part of Napa. Still has pronounced oak, typical Napa style.

Nov 10th, 2019
James Forsyth

Gorgeous, supple and elegant. Pears and dry apricot. Just utterly delicious. A great wine by the glass from Porto, a snazzy new seafood restaurant in Boston.

Gorgeous, supple and elegant. Pears and dry apricot. Just utterly delicious. A great wine by the glass from Porto, a snazzy new seafood restaurant in Boston.

Jul 14th, 2018
Donny Sebastiani

Owner, Don Sebastiani & Sons

9.1

Setting aside the fact that this another very confusing stretch of an iconic brand... A great wine. In line w private reserve and some of the old sbragias. Hints of white rhone (recall in The movie Somm when the guy mistakes BPR Chardonnay for a white rhone). Very very lactic, ripe CA Chardonnay wouldn't confuse this w a burgundy.

Setting aside the fact that this another very confusing stretch of an iconic brand... A great wine. In line w private reserve and some of the old sbragias. Hints of white rhone (recall in The movie Somm when the guy mistakes BPR Chardonnay for a white rhone). Very very lactic, ripe CA Chardonnay wouldn't confuse this w a burgundy.

2 people found it helpfulJul 10th, 2015
Ricardo Aponte-Parsi

Ricardo had this 5 months ago

Ricardo had this 5 months ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2019
Rafael Landestoy

Not bad at all. Not too buttery or oaky. Not particularly refined but enjoyable on a warm day.

Not bad at all. Not too buttery or oaky. Not particularly refined but enjoyable on a warm day.

1 person found it helpfulJan 12th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Not as Big as Beringer Reserve Chard 2012, but after opening it's a Mouthful! Loaded with tropical fruits, great balance, and wonderfully mouth feel. This 2012 is a Great addition to the Portfolio!! At home on my 59th YUP BDay. Reading Clancy's/Mark Greaney's New Book!!! Kudo's to both both Wine and Book. Charlie

Not as Big as Beringer Reserve Chard 2012, but after opening it's a Mouthful! Loaded with tropical fruits, great balance, and wonderfully mouth feel. This 2012 is a Great addition to the Portfolio!! At home on my 59th YUP BDay. Reading Clancy's/Mark Greaney's New Book!!! Kudo's to both both Wine and Book. Charlie

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2014
Kyle Groombridge

Eh.. not bad.. it's Californian chard. Big on the butter and cream, overtly vanilla overtones on the nose, but again - California chard.

Eh.. not bad.. it's Californian chard. Big on the butter and cream, overtly vanilla overtones on the nose, but again - California chard.

May 6th, 2017
Daron Watson

begins rich like baked apples, poached pears & dried apricots then goes lighter w lemon oil, orchard blossoms, herbs & a peppery finish

begins rich like baked apples, poached pears & dried apricots then goes lighter w lemon oil, orchard blossoms, herbs & a peppery finish

Nov 17th, 2015
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

8.4

Fruity and fun, not over the top.

Fruity and fun, not over the top.

Sep 19th, 2015
Austin Beeman

Big oaky chard. Butter oak cream. Trying too hard. $35

Big oaky chard. Butter oak cream. Trying too hard. $35

Jun 25th, 2014