6-3-charles-krug-cabernet-sauvignonNapa Valley

Ripe black cherry, blackberry and black currant flavors precede hints of dried blueberry and cocoa in our estate grown and bottled Cabernet Sauvignon from our Yountville vineyards. e sturdy structure and lots of black fruits lend definition to the long finish.

Vintage

“Early, even and excellent” are three words being used to describe the 2013 growing season. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. Temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started ripening. Reds began to be picked in early September. Sunny weather with breezes followed brief rains, allowing for the reds that remained to dry out almost immediately. Cooler, sunny weather throughout October allowed the remaining grapes to linger longer with sugar levels remaining steady. Winemakers from around the valley agree the 2013 vintage holds exceptional promise and potential and exceeded expectations following on the heels of 2012 – another year that has been described as “nearly perfect.”

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 94 POINTS
    JAMES SUCKLING2015
  • 93 POINTS
    ROBERT PARKER2015
  • FIVE STARS
    RESTAURANT WINE2015

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