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Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2017
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Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2017

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$29.99

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll
Brand Beringer
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
A lively freshness is the hallmark of Luminus, which leads with aromas of citrus & delicate white blossoms, to flavors of lemon zest, butterscotch, hazelnut nougat, & nectarines, with white pear & clove spice coming from Hungarian oak influence. A rich, creamy mouthfeel resulting from bâttonage, hints of minerality & noticeable depth leave a lasting impression.
Jeb Dunnuck
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From a single vineyard in Oak Knoll, the 2017 Chardonnay Luminus is made as a counterpart to the Reserve and is a leaner, crisp, Chablis-like effort. White flowers, tart citrus, and crushed rock notes all emerge from this nicely balanced, medium-bodied effort that has some appealing reductive and mineral characteristics. Brought up in equal parts French and Hungarian oak (53% new), it's another terrific white from this team that's well worth your time and money.

January 31, 2019
Vinous
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The 2017 Chardonnay Luminus is done in a brighter, fresher style than the flagship Private Reserve Chardonnay. Much of that can be attributed to the cooler microclimate of the Big Ranch Road property in Oak Knoll. The Luminus is aged in equal parts French and Hungarian oak, the latter used for an accent of spice to complement the citrus and floral notes that are typical of this wine.

Antonio Galloni, December 2018
Wine Spectator
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A vibrant style, with notes of flint and slate to the honeysuckle, green peach and dried citrus flavors. Hints of fennel show on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 4,912 cases made.

Kim Marcus, July 31, 2019