Charles Krug

St. Helena Sauvignon Blanc

8.997 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.0

2012 vintage.
Watery greenish-gold with a scent of jonquils and green citrus. I would say “gooseberry,” but nobody really knows what gooseberry tastes like, despite its frequency in Sauvignon Blanc tasting notes. Instead I’ll say it’s musky, with huge, blowzy paperwhite and decadent lily aromatics. Sharp and crystal-pure on the palate, it suggests lime peel steeped in Meyer lemon. The finish is likewise limey, with a finale like a drift white petals. A wine with personality. Make room. 13.5% abv | $25

2012 vintage.
Watery greenish-gold with a scent of jonquils and green citrus. I would say “gooseberry,” but nobody really knows what gooseberry tastes like, despite its frequency in Sauvignon Blanc tasting notes. Instead I’ll say it’s musky, with huge, blowzy paperwhite and decadent lily aromatics. Sharp and crystal-pure on the palate, it suggests lime peel steeped in Meyer lemon. The finish is likewise limey, with a finale like a drift white petals. A wine with personality. Make room. 13.5% abv | $25

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2015
Kyle Altomare

Cellar Master at Clos Pegase Winery

9.0

Fun to taste the fruits of your labor.

Fun to taste the fruits of your labor.

Mar 6th, 2016
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.4

One of the original 4 wineries of napa still owned by the Peter Mondavi family

One of the original 4 wineries of napa still owned by the Peter Mondavi family

Oct 9th, 2013
Drew Procaccini

Nice, bright green apple flavors. Crisp.

Nice, bright green apple flavors. Crisp.

May 7th, 2013
Adam Campbell

Light dry and delicious!!

Light dry and delicious!!

Sep 2nd, 2017
Talene Staab

Super light and so delicious!

Super light and so delicious!

Aug 12th, 2017
Jason Bartoe

Clean straight forward notes of crisp green apple. Medium finish and very youthful which makes it easy to drink. Drink now but can definitely age and develop some complexity in 5 years. Very good wine

Clean straight forward notes of crisp green apple. Medium finish and very youthful which makes it easy to drink. Drink now but can definitely age and develop some complexity in 5 years. Very good wine

Jul 29th, 2017
G. Parekh

Other reviews say fruit with apples, but I don't think so. To me, it's light and floral; maybe jasmine and a bit of herbiness; maybe fennel. Excellent summer wine.

Other reviews say fruit with apples, but I don't think so. To me, it's light and floral; maybe jasmine and a bit of herbiness; maybe fennel. Excellent summer wine.

Jun 19th, 2017
Jana Russo

2014 vintage. Really good! Crisp, honeysuckle on the nose. Flavors of Peach, a little mineral, good acid.

2014 vintage. Really good! Crisp, honeysuckle on the nose. Flavors of Peach, a little mineral, good acid.

May 2nd, 2017
James Sheppard

Very crisp. Fruit forward flavors. Would definitely recommend

Very crisp. Fruit forward flavors. Would definitely recommend

Apr 25th, 2017