Archimedes 2010, Reserve To Kalon Vineyard 2011, And Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Exceptional Wines From Napa

J.M. Towers

Although the wineries that produce these vintages are not necessarily perceived to be some of California's most exclusive estates, they do produce high reserve wines well worth trying.

In the United States, north of sunny California, the Napa and Sonoma valleys are home to vast stretches of vineyards that produce some of the world’s finest wines. For those who love excellent wine and lush landscapes, Napa and Sonoma are unique places. It is always a pleasure to drive through the network of small roads surrounding rivers, plains, and valleys, punctuated by hundreds of wineries that have found–in this fertile region–an ideal spot to unleash boundless oenological creativity. Review our curated selection of wines and spirits.
Let us introduce you to three wines produced in outstanding wineries in an area that is well worth a visit.

Archimedes 2010
PRODUCER: Francis Ford Coppola Winery // REGION: Alexander Valley, Sonoma Valley

Napa and Sonoma

Francis Ford Coppola
feels an immense passion for wine, food and adventure. In fact, the American filmmaker devoted himself diligently to building a cellar and winery, which has become one of the most competitive in the Alexander Valley. The winery boasts wine tasting bars, two restaurants, swimming pool, cinema, a performing arts pavilion and a large park. Within its comprehensive proposal, we found one of its most famous wines, the Archimedes. It is a Bordeaux-style blend made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes, characterized by extravagant and immensely concentrated flavors of black cherry, red plum, sandalwood, and vanilla, alongside soft and velvety tannins.

Reserve to Kalon Vineyard 2011
PRODUCER: Robert Mondavi Winery // REGION: Oakville, Napa Valley

Napa and Sonoma

Robert Gerard Mondavi
is one of the winemakers responsible for the enviable recognition enjoyed by Californian wines today. A visionary, Mondavi brought fame to his wines through perseverance, and although the winery no longer belongs to his family, their products are still well received by the specialized critics and the general public. The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard 2011 is made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes. It boasts a rich terracotta color and aromas of Cassis liqueur, blackberries, and violets that in the palate bring intense mineral and fruity flavors with hints of balsamic plants, such as rosemary and thyme. With a persistent, pleasant and balanced finish, it is an excellent wine.

Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
PRODUCER: Beringer Vineyards // REGION: St. Helena, Napa Valley

Napa and Sonoma

Beringer, founded in 1876, is the oldest winery in the Napa Valley, and also one of the most prestigious thanks to its commitment to excellence and quality revealed in each of its creations. Located in a beautiful area surrounded by vineyards, the winery offers guided visits that include tastings of their great wines. One of their most brilliant proposals is the Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, made with 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot grapes. With an intense dark red color, it delivers aromas of berries, wildflowers, mint and licorice. In the mouth, it unleashes abundant floral and red fruit flavors with nuances of mint. It is an intense, complex, deep, persistent and elegant wine, which brings up the best of a privileged terroir.

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