Lampyridae, “firefly” in Latin, is one of Napa’s highest vineyards at 2400 feet elevation. This picturesque vineyard is high above the fog layer and has longer hours of sunshine and warmer nights, but days are cooler than the lower elevation vineyards. On clear days you can see all the way to San Francisco. One of the newest vineyards in the Private Reserve line-up, it shows incredible depth of flavor and intense, unique black fruit characters. Careful attention is paid to vineyard blocks, which are kept separate and vinified with a goal of extracting maximum flavor.
“Roasted-meat, smoke and savory notes, plus a slew of blackberry and bitter-chocolate character. On the palate the major tannin structure gives this a lot of drive, but there’s more than enough richness to balance it. Very long, dry and mineral finish. Better from 2021.” - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
“Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with notes of black cherries, fresh blackberries and blackcurrants with touches of tilled soil, garrigue, wild thyme and black tea. Full, firm, grainy and laden with black fruits and earthy layers, it finishes with great length.” - Lisa Perotti-Brown
One of the newest vineyards in the Private Reserve line-up, it shows incredible depth of flavor and intense, unique black fruit characters.
A dry January was followed by a wet February, while temperatures remained mild. Bud break was early but slowed as April arrived with consistent showers. The growing season proceeded at a leisurely pace, allowing fruit to reach full maturity with balanced acid and complex layers of flavor.
Lampyridae, 'firefly' in Latin, is Napa's highest vineyard at approximately 2400 ft elevation. This picturesque vineyard is high above the fog layer and has longer hours of sunshine and warmer nights, but days are cooler than the lower elevation vineyards. On clear days you can see all the way to San Francisco.
Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards' founding brother Jacob Beringer, was immersed in wine from the moment he was born in the heart of the Napa Valley. As the direct descendant to Beringer's first winemaker and one of the most iconic family names in Napa Valley wine history, he knew from a young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. As a young man he spent many hours working in his family's wine store in Saint Helena, expanding his knowledge of wine as well as gaining an appreciation for wines outside of the famous region he has always called home.
|Oak Treatment||Aged 21 months in 100% French oak (100% new)|
|Blend||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Case Production||219 Cases|