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Krug Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 91 With rare exceptions, Charles Krug has been turning out some of the most drinkable Cabernets in Napa Valley without gouging customers on price. This '06, from their vineyard in Yountville, is a lovely wine. Bone dry and beautifully structured, it shows classic flavors of black currants, cedar and spices. Now2012. Wine & Spirits Review Rated 91 An impressively cool and brisk cabernet, predominantly from Charles Krug's estate vineyards in Yountville, this starts out on black plum and grows increasingly more generous with air. The wine expands into deep purple-black fruit and potent tannins, which bring out some warmth to balance the fresh, minty aspects of the flavor. Decant a bottle for lamb chops. Wine Tasting Notes This Cabernet, grown predominately in the Yountville appellation, tempts your senses with aromas of cherries, currants, and cola. On the palate flavors of chocolate and raspberry are married with oak for a lingering finish.

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Charles Krug Winery:
Charles Krug was an imprisoned revolutionary, an entrepreneur, and a wine visionary. Peter Mondavi and family are entrepreneurs and wine innovators, but never imprisoned revolutionaries (that we know of!). Together, they trace the entire timeline for wine in Napa Valley. Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley, was founded by a 24-year-old revolutionary who was part of a coup to ove... Read more
Charles Krug was an imprisoned revolutionary, an entrepreneur, and a wine visionary. Peter Mondavi and family are entrepreneurs and wine innovators, but never imprisoned revolutionaries (that we know of!). Together, they trace the entire timeline for wine in Napa Valley. Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley, was founded by a 24-year-old revolutionary who was part of a coup to overthrow the German Parliament. He was thrown into prison, to be freed only in a second revolution attempt nine months later. Around him, some of Europe’s greatest cities--Prague, Paris and Berlin—were in political and financial turmoil. Meanwhile, from the California Gold Rush came stories of riches and glory and the promise of unimaginable wealth. It didn’t take Krug long to jump on a ship to the New World. Charles was educated, opinionated and entrepreneurial, founding Napa Valley’s first winery in 1881. He was the first major vintner to apply scientific methods and European techniques to winemaking here. He also brought varietal diversity to Napa Valley, too, rejecting the prevalent Mission grape in favor of European varieties. Krug not only set the stage, he built the stage for the Napa Valley wine business. Fast forward around 30 years. Around the time of Prohibition, another immigrant-entrepreneur, this one from Italy, started a grocery business in Minnesota. To supply his customers’ home wine-making endeavors, Cesare Mondavi came on an innovative solution: he began trips to California to buy Zinfandel grapes to ship home. Meanwhile, in Napa Valley, Charles Krug’s historic winery was falling apart. With his grape business booming, Cesare and Rosa Mondavi moved their young family to California and bought Krug’s languishing legacy in 1943. When Cesare died in 1959, Rosa and their sons Peter Jr. and Robert operated Charles Krug until 1966, when Robert moved a few miles south to Oakville to set up his own winery. Peter was named president of Charles Krug, a position he still holds, coming into the winery nearly every day. That certainly speaks to the power of red wine: Peter Mondavi Sr. is 94. The Peter Mondavi Family history at Charles Krug Winery is the story of 60 years of innovation. After graduating from Stanford University, Peter pursued wine studies at U.C. Berkeley, where he experimented extensively with cold fermentation techniques. Back at the family winery, he pioneered those processes-- the first winemaker in California to do so. The Mondavis published the first winery newsletter in California (Bottles & Bins, 1949) and, in 1953, Life Magazine declared that Charles Krug produced the “best California white wine” of the year. The winery’s Tastings on the Lawn, now in their 57th year, are believed to be the earliest public wine tastings of their kind and went on to inspire a myriad of other tasting events. In 1963, Charles Krug was the first Napa Valley winery to import French oak barrels to age wine and was among the first to vintage-date varietal wines. Today, a monumental renovation project at Charles Krug has brought the birthplace of Napa Valley wine to the future. Having extensively replanted the family vineyards with a focus on noble red Bordeaux varietals, Peter Sr. and his sons, Marc and Peter Jr. are now practicing sustainable viticulture on their 850 prime Napa Valley acres. They have also restored two landmark structures, Charles Krug’s original Redwood Cellar and Carriage House, honoring their history as the birthplace of Napa’s wine business. They’re determined that their winery will remain family-owned and focused on quality, and to steward the land while preserving the winery's historical legacy. Says Marc: “These are the values our father and grandfather instilled in us. We are investing in the future of this family, this winery, and this remarkable place.” Read less

Editorial Reviews for Krug Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,736
3.00 5
02/05/2010

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Verdot, 3% Syrah, 2% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Sirah, 1% Merlot Aged 18 months in French and American oak 14.5% alcohol A light little on the nose with vanilla and herb tones framing sour cherry and cassis fruit. There’s a bit more obvious sweetness from the oak here than with the Merlot and a spice component that accentuates a meaty, beefiness on the nose. Very soft in the mouth, with a broad feel, but somewhat light bodied.. This has good varietal character but finishes a bit short. It has an easygoing style full of red fruits but best over the short term. 86pts


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Snooth User: wine o new york
417953233
3.50 5
04/24/2010

Wine Spectator Rating: 91/100 It was delicous and really drinks above it's price. This should age nicely and be at a peak by 2014. An impressively cool and brisk cabernet, that needs a good 15+ minutes decanted to open up to it's full intensity. The wine expands into deep purple-black color that is mouth watering to look at and great on the palet with a wonderful veal chop, this was my best friend for the evening. It contains a traditional palet of the Mondavi family. This was a superb wine for its price range with fruit and potent tannins, which bring out some warmth to balance the fresh, minty aspects of the flavor. Purchased at Morrell in NYC. Great Store, Great Wine Bar!!! A must do when you are in town.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
4.00 5
04/19/2010

Great bang for your buck. Very fruit and oak forward, but no vanilla. Nose of some nice bacon fat. Definitely does not taste $20. Comparable in quality to wines more than double the price. Will only get better with age.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
4.00 5
03/25/2010

Strawberry and plums on the nose. Deeper in the mouth with flavors of licorice and nutmeg, before giving way to sweet fruits and a dry woodsy finish.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: hhotdog
78705465
4.00 5
07/01/2009

lotta fruit here...oak,nice mouthfeel and finish! would buy again.


Snooth User: rlilyg
3154553
4.00 5
12/01/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Krug Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
02/01/2010

Winemaker's Notes: Nestled between the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountain ranges, the Yountville appellation provides complexity and finesse to our Peter Mondavi Family Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of cassis, black cherry and roasted coffee open to flavors of dark cherries, cocoa and black licorice. Robust and full bodied, this wine has chewy tannins and a long, intense finish.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis Cabernet, grown predominately in the Yountville appellation, tempts your senses with aromas of cherries, currants, and cola. On the palate flavors of chocolate and raspberry are married with oak for a lingering finish.


External Review
05/20/2010

91 Points - Best Buy and 5-Star Champion of Value - Wine & Spirits Magazine"An impressively cool and brisk cabernet, predominantly from Charles Krug's estate vineyards in Yountville, this starts out on black plum and grows increasingly more generous with air. The wine expands into deep purple-black fruit and potent tannins, which bring out some warmth to balance the fresh, minty aspects of the flavor. Decant a bottle for lamb chops" -August 2009


External Review
06/03/2010

This wine is by far, one of the best-value, lowest priced Cabernets from an elite Napa Valley sub-appellation. The historic Charles Krug Winery was first established back in 1861. Over a century later, with the establishment of the Yountville AVA, nestled between the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountains and bordering Oakville and Stag’s Leap District, they're still turning out world class wines from the deep gravelly soils of their estate vineyards. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored this 2006 91 points saying "With rare exceptions, Charles Krug has been turning out some of the most drinkable Cabernets in Napa Valley without gouging customers on price. This ’06, from their vineyard in Yountville, is a lovely wine. Bone dry and beautifully structured, it shows classic flavors of black currants, cedar and spices. Now–2012."


External Review
03/16/2010

Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Napa and all other wine from Charles Krug are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
11/25/2009

Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville 2006 750ML


External Review
05/17/2010

Our signature style Sauvignon Blanc preserves the vibrant flavors found in the fruit from the night it was harvested through the time this bottle is opened. Through delicate fruit handling and the use of stainless steel tanks, the aromas and flavors of guava, grapefruit and melon flavors shine through. - Winery


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Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 91 With rare exceptions, Charles Krug has been turning out some of the most drinkable Cabernets in Napa Valley without gouging customers on price. This '06, from their vineyard in Yountville, is a lovely wine. Bone dry and beautifully structured, it shows classic flavors of black currants, cedar and spices. Now2012. Wine & Spirits Review Rated 91 An impressively cool and brisk cabernet, predominantly from Charles Krug's estate vineyards in Yountville, this starts out on black plum and grows increasingly more generous with air. The wine expands into deep purple-black fruit and potent tannins, which bring out some warmth to balance the fresh, minty aspects of the flavor. Decant a bottle for lamb chops. Wine Tasting Notes This Cabernet, grown predominately in the Yountville appellation, tempts your senses with aromas of cherries, currants, and cola. On the palate flavors of chocolate and raspberry are married with oak for a lingering finish.

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