Charles Krug

Napa Valley Merlot

8.9181 ratings
8.915 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
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Martin Redmond

A delightful Merlot from @charleskrugwine with red currant, blk raspberry,cacao, and vanilla character

A delightful Merlot from @charleskrugwine with red currant, blk raspberry,cacao, and vanilla character

3 people found it helpfulMay 29th, 2014
Fernando Motta

Supple, médium tannins, subtle toasted Oak and silky finish.

Supple, médium tannins, subtle toasted Oak and silky finish.

3 people found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2014
Jackson Dealey

Very drinkable and not as heavy as I would have expected for a Merlot

Very drinkable and not as heavy as I would have expected for a Merlot

2 people found it helpfulJun 15th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.4

This is a cooler vintage in napa 99% estate griwn

This is a cooler vintage in napa 99% estate griwn

2 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2013
Drew Procaccini

Big, jammy. Not bad but the SB was more interesting

Big, jammy. Not bad but the SB was more interesting

2 people found it helpfulMay 11th, 2013
Willie Carter

Dark, dark red in the glass with wide edges. Big lush nose of chocolate cake, cherries, and a touch of vanilla. The star of the show here is the balance. Wonderful weight and balance. On the palate, stewed plums with toffee, more cherries, and cranberry. The biggest problem with this Merlot and others of it's ilk is that it's boring. Not bad, just a ho-hum. But it is a real Merlot and that counts for something.

Dark, dark red in the glass with wide edges. Big lush nose of chocolate cake, cherries, and a touch of vanilla. The star of the show here is the balance. Wonderful weight and balance. On the palate, stewed plums with toffee, more cherries, and cranberry. The biggest problem with this Merlot and others of it's ilk is that it's boring. Not bad, just a ho-hum. But it is a real Merlot and that counts for something.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2017
Nate Nearman

This is a little acidic for my tastes. Kind of a bitter, dry finish

This is a little acidic for my tastes. Kind of a bitter, dry finish

1 person found it helpfulJul 9th, 2017
Clive McNish

Deep purple in colour, blackcurrant, tobacco and chocolate on the nose. Initially sweet with fruit but some complexity and tartness follows and then my favourite part, the lingering taste of flat cola. Good wine, purchased at the winery which always makes it taste better.

Deep purple in colour, blackcurrant, tobacco and chocolate on the nose. Initially sweet with fruit but some complexity and tartness follows and then my favourite part, the lingering taste of flat cola. Good wine, purchased at the winery which always makes it taste better.

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2017
Cheryl Rubin

Better than average Napa Merlot which don't usually interest me. Fruit forward with a medium finish.

Better than average Napa Merlot which don't usually interest me. Fruit forward with a medium finish.

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2017
Rochelle

Smokey coriander on nose a little smoke on palate blueberry blackberry tones and integrated tannins on mid palate and a sharp backend with cranberry tones and smokey long finish!

Smokey coriander on nose a little smoke on palate blueberry blackberry tones and integrated tannins on mid palate and a sharp backend with cranberry tones and smokey long finish!

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2017