Charles Krug

Family Reserve Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

9.312 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Dark cassis, spice box, expresso roast, grilled meats, baking spice, leathery, tobacco, dark earth. Soft rounded finish.

Dark cassis, spice box, expresso roast, grilled meats, baking spice, leathery, tobacco, dark earth. Soft rounded finish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 13th, 2015
Mark Flesher

Really drinking well tonight. Black and blue fruits on the nose and the palate. This one pours very dark to the glass. Entry is dark, blackberry but a hint of iodine, pepper. And that's just the entry! The middle of this wine is where a bit of an herbal note shows, but mostly black and blue fruits with some toasted walnuts. Finishes dark, deep, black licorice, black pepper on top of a great core of black and blue fruit. Has a touch of vanilla extract on the finish. This wine has many years to go. @Ryan Vento this is definitely one worth acquiring!

Really drinking well tonight. Black and blue fruits on the nose and the palate. This one pours very dark to the glass. Entry is dark, blackberry but a hint of iodine, pepper. And that's just the entry! The middle of this wine is where a bit of an herbal note shows, but mostly black and blue fruits with some toasted walnuts. Finishes dark, deep, black licorice, black pepper on top of a great core of black and blue fruit. Has a touch of vanilla extract on the finish. This wine has many years to go. @Ryan Vento this is definitely one worth acquiring!

Oct 12th, 2018
Jace Frenzy

Strong oak, green pepper, cedar, cherry and alcohol on the nose; fairly abrasive. The palate is very rich with spices, tobacco, and faint blackberry. Needs a bit nore acid to balance out. Firm tannis. Chocolate covered strawberries and spice medium finish. Good, but unbalanced.

Strong oak, green pepper, cedar, cherry and alcohol on the nose; fairly abrasive. The palate is very rich with spices, tobacco, and faint blackberry. Needs a bit nore acid to balance out. Firm tannis. Chocolate covered strawberries and spice medium finish. Good, but unbalanced.

Jan 1st, 2016
Daniel Blaylock

Great Howell Mt fruit! Big bold dark flavors. Blackberry, currant, leather, tobacco. Beautiful rich tannins that will rip the enamel off all the while inviting you back for more.

Great Howell Mt fruit! Big bold dark flavors. Blackberry, currant, leather, tobacco. Beautiful rich tannins that will rip the enamel off all the while inviting you back for more.

Aug 19th, 2015
John Berghoff

John had this 7 years ago

John had this 7 years ago

Sep 11th, 2015
Eric Crane

Sommelier & Educator Empire Wine Distributors

9.3

Eric had this 7 years ago

Eric had this 7 years ago

Jun 22nd, 2015
John Berghoff

John had this 8 years ago

John had this 8 years ago

Mar 17th, 2015
Annette Martinelli

Annette had this 5 years ago

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Dec 26th, 2017
Jerry Noriega

Jerry had this 6 years ago

Jerry had this 6 years ago

Mar 27th, 2017
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Aug 7th, 2016