Charles Krug

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1419 ratings
9.269 pro ratings
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
Andrew Lohse

Coffee bean, mocha, blueberry, blackberry, caramel

Coffee bean, mocha, blueberry, blackberry, caramel

Oct 18th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Plenty of life left and still quite fresh maintaining some if it’s fruit. Dried red currants, saddle leather, soy, dried herbs, cedar and a long silky finish. Terrific bottle.

Plenty of life left and still quite fresh maintaining some if it’s fruit. Dried red currants, saddle leather, soy, dried herbs, cedar and a long silky finish. Terrific bottle.

May 10th, 2019
Ellen Clifford

Chosen for dinner by John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter in honor Open That Bottle Night. Very beautiful for about 10 minutes before it began to fade. Dipped whiling talking wine politics and feminism with Karen MacNeil the other fellows at The Professional Wine Writers Symposium. What an honor to get to share in this with peers!

Chosen for dinner by John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter in honor Open That Bottle Night. Very beautiful for about 10 minutes before it began to fade. Dipped whiling talking wine politics and feminism with Karen MacNeil the other fellows at The Professional Wine Writers Symposium. What an honor to get to share in this with peers!

Feb 23rd, 2019
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Tawny color, translucent with clear rims. Old wine nose with notes of cola, dark berries, black cherry and a little mint. Starts dry in the mouth with wispy fruit, but with air time, the fruit comes on stronger and you get that old Cal Cab power. Guessed old Cal Cab, but was off a decade on the vintage. With a `65 birth year I get few chances to have something decent from anything grown that year. Very nice.

Tasted blind. Tawny color, translucent with clear rims. Old wine nose with notes of cola, dark berries, black cherry and a little mint. Starts dry in the mouth with wispy fruit, but with air time, the fruit comes on stronger and you get that old Cal Cab power. Guessed old Cal Cab, but was off a decade on the vintage. With a `65 birth year I get few chances to have something decent from anything grown that year. Very nice.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Jack Russell

Owner/Vineyardist Trolley Line Vineyards

8.6

Very nice

Very nice

Jan 16th, 2019
Carlo Mondavi

Owner/Winegrower RAEN Winery, Partner Continuum

9.6

My grandfathers last year making wines at this beautiful estate... Still had fruit, flower and subtle spice...

My grandfathers last year making wines at this beautiful estate... Still had fruit, flower and subtle spice...

4 people found it helpfulJul 15th, 2014
Sipping Fine Wine

Had this a year an half ago, Wow did this develop nicely! Est. in 1861, first winery in the Napa by Prussian-born Charles Krug. Today the winery remains under the leadership of the Peter Mondavi Sr Family, who purchased the winery in 1943. Blend of 90% Cab Sauv, 9% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot, dark red with ripe dark berry scents & sweet spice. Palate sweet blackberry & cherry flavors, leather, cacao & vanilla oak. Soft tannins, lingering, ending with sweet oak & fruit! Very nice!

Had this a year an half ago, Wow did this develop nicely! Est. in 1861, first winery in the Napa by Prussian-born Charles Krug. Today the winery remains under the leadership of the Peter Mondavi Sr Family, who purchased the winery in 1943. Blend of 90% Cab Sauv, 9% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot, dark red with ripe dark berry scents & sweet spice. Palate sweet blackberry & cherry flavors, leather, cacao & vanilla oak. Soft tannins, lingering, ending with sweet oak & fruit! Very nice!

3 people found it helpfulNov 4th, 2018
Eric Bass

Blueberry and chocolate notes. Good structure and could do for another 3-5 years in the bottle. A tad sweet on the tongue which overpowers any softness that could be there. Enjoyed it with my daughter and couldn’t help but wonder - Anthony Bourdain’s suicide - it just doesn’t make sense to me based on what news that I have read. Why? So awful and 😞.

Blueberry and chocolate notes. Good structure and could do for another 3-5 years in the bottle. A tad sweet on the tongue which overpowers any softness that could be there. Enjoyed it with my daughter and couldn’t help but wonder - Anthony Bourdain’s suicide - it just doesn’t make sense to me based on what news that I have read. Why? So awful and 😞.

2 people found it helpfulJun 8th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Still a lovely wine. Consistent.

Still a lovely wine. Consistent.

2 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2016
Greg Gregory

As usual with older Cabs, very Burgundian. Lovely wine.

As usual with older Cabs, very Burgundian. Lovely wine.

2 people found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014