These two wines are very different, yet they have a core of quality and economy that binds them together.
The 2007 Beringer Merlot Founder's Estate is more aromatic with a robust fruitiness with hints of mint.
The 2008 Beringer Merlot Founder's Estate is aromatically thin.
No contest here.
The 2007 is more fruit-forward and a bit minty, having a good finish, but sweeter
The 2008 has a heavier body with a quite spicy flavor and a long Black-pepper finish.
Well, you know me and a spicy finish!
I scored both vintages an 87 Points, and with a spicy price tag of just $6.99, both Beringer Merlots are a steal.
Just a little history: Jacob and Frederick Beringer started their NAPA valley winery in 1876 and it has continued until today, making its continuity the leader in longevity; their higher end wines are prized for their value, quality, and collect ability.