(2013) Though Beringer is based in Napa, there is no Napa designation on this bottle so I presume fruit has come from various Californian regions. It has a pleasant, berry and blackcurrant nose with a layer of sweet vanilla and a touch of spice. Smooth and ripe fruit seems to drive this. On the palate it is much the same picture: there is a juiciness and dark berry-skins richness to this, a hint of spice and some creamy, toasty oak. The finish is a little harsh, perhaps the acidity and tannins just a touch rough compared to the suave sophistication of the Luke Donald wine.