2016 Charles Krug Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Flagship wine from the Oldest Winery in CA
  • Only 1000 cases produced
  • Winery dates from 1861
  • 98pt Vintage, Wine Advocate

About the Wine

The ultimate expression of the Charles Krug portfolio, a tribute to the first vintage produced by the family in 1944. Fruit is sourced from vineyards in Yountville. Aromas of coffee bean and blueberries lead to flavors of baked berry, caramel and vanilla, resulting in a full-bodied, supple and truly elegant wine. The wine is aged 18 months in new French oak. 29% of the fruit in this blend is from the new Cold Springs vineyard on Howell Mountain.

Varietal Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot

Reviews

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Selection has a deep garnet-purple color and features exuberant notes of crushed black cherries, mulberries and blackcurrant cordial with touches of unsmoked cigars, menthol, yeast extract and pencil shavings. Full-bodied, concentrated and opulent in the mouth, it has a solid line of plush tannins and plenty of backbone freshness to lift the generous fruit to a long fruity finish. ~95WA