Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2019 750ml - The Grape Tray
Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2019 750ml
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Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2019

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750ml

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Category White Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll
Brand Beringer
Alcohol/vol 14.9%

Winery Notes:

Luminus features bright aromas of white flowers, star jasmine, honeysuckle and lemon zest. The captivating aromas lead to a flavorful and medium-bodied palate where white nectarine, essence of bergamot, lemon and lime notes mingle with creamy butterscotch and hazelnut nougat flavors. The judicious use of French oak lends a subtle nutty spice character. Bâttonage provides an unexpectedly plush mouthfeel, and bright acidity leaves a lingering, pleasant finish with hints of stone minerality.

James Suckling
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Dried apricot, pineapple, lemon curd, crushed stones and some hay on the nose. It’s full-bodied and buttery with concentrated mineral and ripe-fruit layers. Some spice, too. Excellent length. Drink or hold.

January 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2019 Chardonnay Luminus comes from the Oak Knoll District, which is a cooler region in the southern part of the valley. Brought up in 30% new French oak, it offers a beautiful bouquet of ripe Meyer lemons, white flowers, sappy herbs, and a touch of brioche. Nicely textured and medium-bodied, with both richness and freshness, this outstanding wine will keep for 2-4 years.

January 28, 2021