• Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2016 92 X 2

    Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2016

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    92pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    92pts James Suckling

    "Beringer's Chardonnay Luminus is done in a relatively fresh style that emphasizes more citrus notes, with only a touch of new oak. Even with this more restrained approach, there is a good bit of weight and depth." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    The lovely citrus in the Beringer Luminus Chardonnay is perfect for a fluke crudo drizzled with fresh lime juice and flaky sea salt. Follow that with salmon cakes with a mango salsa and you've got yourself a winning combination. The pert acidity of this Napa Chardonnay will go nicely opposite a pasta primavera dish with a light cream sauce too. For a casual dinner or lunch, make it chicken salad with toasted macadamias on a bed of Boston lettuce. Or, get your curry on with a big platter of chicken makhani; it's mild and buttery and just right for this Luminus. 

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "Beringer's Chardonnay Luminus is done in a relatively fresh style that emphasizes more citrus notes, with only a touch of new oak. Partially blocked malolactic fermentation keeps the flavors bright. Even with this more restrained approach, there is a good bit of weight and depth. Drink 2017-2021." Mar 2018

    James Suckling: "Attractive freshness and gently flinty citrus fruits. Aromas of melon and hazelnut nougat follow and lead to a palate with lemon, grapefruit, grilled peaches and nectarines. Layered and textural. Some pithy grip to close. This has attractive freshness and composure. Drink now." May 2018

    Winery:  "The 2016 Luminus offers generous aromas showcasing bright lemon citrus characteristics and a core of minerality. The wine is rich with robust and balanced acidity making the lemon zest and toasted hazelnut flavors pop on the palate. The wine is silky with an elegant texture and long finish.

    Meaning “light” in Latin, Luminus naturally represents the radiance of this Chardonnay. Like the brightness and purity that the name conjures, Chardonnay from the Oak Knoll district is known for its uncommon focus. The Chardonnay fruit from the Big Ranch Vineyard is known for its elegance and balance and Chief Winemaker Mark Beringer has always gravitated towards this acid-driven, food-friendly style of Chardonnay."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork                                                                            
    Varietal 100% Chardonnay
    Alcohol 
    ~14.3%
    Aging 10 months in French oak                                                                                  
    Region Napa Valley, California