Beringer Founders’ Estate offers handcrafted wines that are food-friendly and immediately enjoyable. Each varietal is true to its classic characteristics, with a consistently smooth and fruit-forward profile. These wines display a delicate balance of fruit and acidity, to ensure successful pairing with a variety of foods.
Beringer Founders’ Estate Pinot Noir is from select vineyards throughout Central California and the North Coast. The vineyards are bathed in sunshine during the day and cooled by the marine layer in the evening,
ensuring even and steady ripening of the grapes. The Founders’ Estate
Pinot Noir grapes were picked as soon as they exhibited the ideal balance
of acidity and ripe fruit flavors.
Gentle winemaking techniques were used to protect the delicate qualities
of the Pinot Noir grapes in order to preserve the grapes’ lush color and
bright fruit flavors once the grapes were crushed. The majority of the
wine saw three to four months in French oak to highlight the wine’s toasty,
brown spice qualities.
The Beringer Founders’ Estate Pinot Noir is bright ruby in color and
displays ripe currant flavors rounded out by aromas of cedar and spice. This
wine has immediate fruit-forward flavors that balance well with the toasty
smokiness of the oak. It would pair perfectly with a red wine risotto or