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- Bucko - 11-08-1999 11:41 PM

1996 Beringer Merlot, Howell Mountain, Bancroft Ranch, $75 retail. Smoky nose, this wine has luscious blackberry and blueberry fruit, impeccible balance, firm but
soft tannins, and can you say......
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OAK!!!!!! Holy Cow Batman, the bridge over the River Kwai did not have this much oak!! A beautiful wine ruined by smoky oak. Carole took one sip, turned up her nose, and poured it down the drain. When are CA winemakers going to wake up?

Bucko


- Thomas - 11-09-1999 09:11 AM

Beringer seems to have gone nuts with oak in their so-called "big" wines.