Charles Krug

St. Helena Sauvignon Blanc

8.9111 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
Lauren Young

Refreshing citrusy, easy dipper

Refreshing citrusy, easy dipper

May 5th, 2018
Kate

Very refreshing on a hot afternoon. Nothing overwhelming. Just crisp and dry. Not too sweet not too tart. Not too thick. Not too thin.

Very refreshing on a hot afternoon. Nothing overwhelming. Just crisp and dry. Not too sweet not too tart. Not too thick. Not too thin.

Apr 20th, 2018
Ryan M
9.0

Pretty darn good with 🐠 🍋 on the grill

Pretty darn good with 🐠 🍋 on the grill

Feb 28th, 2018
Lori Honer

Refreshing with hints of citrus.

Refreshing with hints of citrus.

Jan 28th, 2018
walter

Nice light clean drink

Nice light clean drink

Dec 12th, 2017
Adam Campbell

Light dry and delicious!!

Light dry and delicious!!

Sep 2nd, 2017