2018 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley
2018 Beringer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley, Sonoma County, USA,
A concentrated, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon farmed sustainably and by hand in our vineyards in Knights Valley. Expansive and juicy dark cherry and and berry flavors are rounded with smooth oak integration and a generous finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.
Knights Valley is an AVA in northern Sonoma. It cuts through several miles of mountainous countryside, linking the Russian River Valley (and thus Sonoma Valley) with the northernmost reaches of the Napa Valley. Well-drained soils, warm temperatures and high sunshine levels ensure that its most widely planted grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, achieves the full-bodied, ripe, chocolate flavors for which the region has become known.
Beringer is California’s longest continuously operating winery. It has become one of the largest and most distributed American labels, and is known for its range of wines, from affordable table wines to fine single-vineyard cuvées and a private reserve label.
Brothers Jacob and Frederick Beringer harvested their first vintage in 1876, in what has since become the St Helena AVA in Napa Valley.