Krupp Brothers Estates Merlot Napa Valley Stagecoach Vineyard 2005
Bottle Size: 750 mlVineyard: Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa ValleyVarietal Composition: Merlot with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Petit VerdotWinemaker's Notes: A rich reddish-black hue. Aromas of dried cherries, sweet soy sauce, violets, dried figs, cassis, dried cranberries, and spices. The palate transitions to sweet currants, dark cherries, and ripe plums. This is a dense and well focused Merlot that displays a fine and persistent finish with a hint of tarriness at the finish. Best served with roasted leg of lamb, veal ragout, and venison sausages. Enjoy now through 2018.
The hunt to find unrivaled vineyard land led Dr. Jan Krupp high into Napa Valley’s eastern hills to a harsh mountain site, strewn with rocks and choked with chaparral, straddling Pritchard Hill and the Atlas Peak appellation. A physician with a green thumb and a passion for great wine, Krupp purchased a 41-acre property here in 1991 and began clearing the land for his new vineyard.
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