Charles Krug

Carneros-Napa Valley Chardonnay

8.837 ratings
8.72 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Sunshine yellow with aromas of stone fruits with citrus notes. On the palate apple, peach and pear flavors with a lemon zest tang, light oak and vanilla spice. Good balance on a medium finish ending with some creamy mineral tones. Enjoyable, reasonably priced.

Sunshine yellow with aromas of stone fruits with citrus notes. On the palate apple, peach and pear flavors with a lemon zest tang, light oak and vanilla spice. Good balance on a medium finish ending with some creamy mineral tones. Enjoyable, reasonably priced.

Aug 8th, 2018
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

8.6

Another hit with the group that missed the mark with me. Lightly oaked with lemony baked apples.

Another hit with the group that missed the mark with me. Lightly oaked with lemony baked apples.

Oct 26th, 2016
Rod Patches

Restores my faith in #California #chardonnay. Fresh, with some old oak.

Restores my faith in #California #chardonnay. Fresh, with some old oak.

Nov 25th, 2016
Sharon Davis

Stainless steel and old French oak. Very little oak last. Crisp

Stainless steel and old French oak. Very little oak last. Crisp

Oct 25th, 2016
Dennis Kellison

Crisp, fruity

Crisp, fruity

Aug 19th, 2016
Courtney Gyrath

Rich and oaky and aromatic. Spot on my taste. Buttery, big body, good price.

Rich and oaky and aromatic. Spot on my taste. Buttery, big body, good price.

Jun 19th, 2016
Sean Smith

Great butteriness but I wanted more body out of this one. All in all a great wine to find in an airport lounge.

Great butteriness but I wanted more body out of this one. All in all a great wine to find in an airport lounge.

May 1st, 2016
Lori Peterson

Very nice vibrant Chardonnay. Well balanced with medium oak. Buttery with pops of fruit. Pairs beautifully with a halibut steak.

Very nice vibrant Chardonnay. Well balanced with medium oak. Buttery with pops of fruit. Pairs beautifully with a halibut steak.

Apr 15th, 2016
Misty

Smooth tangy and floral. I prefer it over his brother's chardonnay.

Smooth tangy and floral. I prefer it over his brother's chardonnay.

Feb 27th, 2016
Marit Wangstad

Enjoyed this chardonnay, but I still do not care much for Chardonnay. Light and crisp on the palette, Meyer lemon, lime, creme brûlée, and a slight mineral finish. I would enjoy this wine with chicken, seafood, or a cucumber salad. #chardonnay #winelife #napavalleywines

Enjoyed this chardonnay, but I still do not care much for Chardonnay. Light and crisp on the palette, Meyer lemon, lime, creme brûlée, and a slight mineral finish. I would enjoy this wine with chicken, seafood, or a cucumber salad. #chardonnay #winelife #napavalleywines

Jan 30th, 2016