Charles Krug

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.030 ratings
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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
M. Christopher Roebuck

Excellent... But it's interesting to compare this to #1 tonight--- Faust..both 2016 Napa cabs. Faust was $52, Krug $29. So what's the difference? A lot, you be the judge if it's worth 23 bucks. Take the Faust, and remove the blackberry, leaving a greenish-pine alcohol warmed bouquet. Take the spherical mouth of Faust and shave it such that you have angular, sharp edges. Then Krug ends with a dryer, perfumed drying tannins.

So, this is an excellent wine, about 1.5 points below the Faust. So make your own calculation, but to me, I'd spend the money for the upgrade.

91 points

Excellent... But it's interesting to compare this to #1 tonight--- Faust..both 2016 Napa cabs. Faust was $52, Krug $29. So what's the difference? A lot, you be the judge if it's worth 23 bucks. Take the Faust, and remove the blackberry, leaving a greenish-pine alcohol warmed bouquet. Take the spherical mouth of Faust and shave it such that you have angular, sharp edges. Then Krug ends with a dryer, perfumed drying tannins.

So, this is an excellent wine, about 1.5 points below the Faust. So make your own calculation, but to me, I'd spend the money for the upgrade.

91 points

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2019
Riva Fernandes

Riva had this 2 years ago

Riva had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2017
Zita hunt

Very jammy, full boquet

Very jammy, full boquet

Mar 9th, 2020
Brennan Roy

Beautifully structured with a pleasant nose, dark fruits and a mildly tannic, balanced finish. Paired well with beef. Wanted to finish the bottle but had to get up for work the next morning.

Beautifully structured with a pleasant nose, dark fruits and a mildly tannic, balanced finish. Paired well with beef. Wanted to finish the bottle but had to get up for work the next morning.

Feb 14th, 2020
Merckx Ragan

Nothing exceptional , but a nice everyday cab sav

Nothing exceptional , but a nice everyday cab sav

Jan 24th, 2020
Alan Hyde

Not as good as the 2014 but still great.

Not as good as the 2014 but still great.

Jan 4th, 2020
Susan Weakley

Christmas gift from the boys 2019. So good

Christmas gift from the boys 2019. So good

Dec 29th, 2019
Sagee Aran

2016 vintage. Light to medium body. It may need some years to develop. Spicy dry tones in the mouth, acidity is noticed.

2016 vintage. Light to medium body. It may need some years to develop. Spicy dry tones in the mouth, acidity is noticed.

Dec 21st, 2019
Sheila G.

Dry, but perfectly so. Light cherry and oak. Hint of strawberry

Dry, but perfectly so. Light cherry and oak. Hint of strawberry

Dec 4th, 2019
M. Christopher Roebuck

I don't understand what @Delectable is doing here. This is regular, run of the mill, Charles Krug Cab. 2016. Good solid as always.

92 points

I don't understand what @Delectable is doing here. This is regular, run of the mill, Charles Krug Cab. 2016. Good solid as always.

92 points

Nov 16th, 2019