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Magazine Archives: Dec. 31, 1996

The Top 100 Wines: Descriptions

Wine of the Year: Beringer begins in the vineyard
Issue: December 31, 1996


1 / California / Beringer Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve 1994 95 / $20 We never ranked a Chardonnay No. 1 before, but none has ever been this compelling. Sure, California producers have made great Chardonnays, but mostly in Burgundy-size lots of a few hundred cases that make them instant collector's items.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 1996.

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