Charles Krug

Vintage Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.324 ratings
9.311 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
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.6

Medium garnet and brick red. Lush and layered nose with cedar, leather, animal nuances, and dried cherries. So well rounded and integrated tannins (6/10). Medium plus to full bodied. Killer palate with tons of leather, wood chips, cherries and some plums. Long and lingering finish with great acidity.

Medium garnet and brick red. Lush and layered nose with cedar, leather, animal nuances, and dried cherries. So well rounded and integrated tannins (6/10). Medium plus to full bodied. Killer palate with tons of leather, wood chips, cherries and some plums. Long and lingering finish with great acidity.

Dec 2nd, 2018
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.3

Here's to you Mr. Peter Mondavi!

Here's to you Mr. Peter Mondavi!

Apr 7th, 2016
Doug Davidson

at Bonhams Pre-Auction Tasting

at Bonhams Pre-Auction Tasting

Dec 12th, 2014
Martin Sher

One of those rare bottles that brings everything I love about this ‘hobby’ together. This was bought at the winery, stored perfectly and was in immaculate condition. Perhaps it was the amazing people around me, the appreciation of the historic nature of the wine - but I can’t recall tasting a more profound Napa Cabernet than this. It was an utter privilege.

One of those rare bottles that brings everything I love about this ‘hobby’ together. This was bought at the winery, stored perfectly and was in immaculate condition. Perhaps it was the amazing people around me, the appreciation of the historic nature of the wine - but I can’t recall tasting a more profound Napa Cabernet than this. It was an utter privilege.

Dec 8th, 2018
JKT
9.3

12/30/16. Amazingly alive and took time to open up. Funky earthy with just a hint of very mature fruit on nose that carries through to palate and finish. Much better than last time and the stainless steel container when empty kept giving off the barnyard hay earthy notes for hours that gradually went down to just hay notes. Amazing.

12/30/16. Amazingly alive and took time to open up. Funky earthy with just a hint of very mature fruit on nose that carries through to palate and finish. Much better than last time and the stainless steel container when empty kept giving off the barnyard hay earthy notes for hours that gradually went down to just hay notes. Amazing.

Dec 31st, 2016
JKT
9.0

HH visit at ET 12/9/16. Good nose and palate and a bit thin and over the hill compared to the Sterling.

HH visit at ET 12/9/16. Good nose and palate and a bit thin and over the hill compared to the Sterling.

Dec 11th, 2016
Ryo Hayashi

カリフォルニアのカベルネは熟成が進むと次にブランデーのような味わいに変化するものが多い印象だが、その中でも頭一つ抜けてる。熟成感が強く、適度なブランデー感と糖度に加えて酸がしっかり残り絶妙なバランス。

カリフォルニアのカベルネは熟成が進むと次にブランデーのような味わいに変化するものが多い印象だが、その中でも頭一つ抜けてる。熟成感が強く、適度なブランデー感と糖度に加えて酸がしっかり残り絶妙なバランス。

Sep 4th, 2016
Søren Ørbek Ledet

Picked the wine at the right time. A great examble of an aged Napa Cap showing its full potential. Beautiful

Picked the wine at the right time. A great examble of an aged Napa Cap showing its full potential. Beautiful

May 2nd, 2015
Nate Redner

Over the hill. Interesting vegetal nose but very flat on the palate.

Over the hill. Interesting vegetal nose but very flat on the palate.

Oct 7th, 2014
Meghan Zobeck

Meghan had this 10 months ago

Meghan had this 10 months ago

Mar 26th, 2018