Charles Krug Napa Valley Merlot 1998

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $21.99
Item No. 20916
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Winemaker's Notes

Our 1998 Merlot has exotic aromas of licorice and cloves that marry with bright fruit flavors of currant, cherries and cranberries. This wine is full of soft, chewy tannins, and a concentration of red fruit that dominates the nose. The lush feel elongates across the palate to a graceful finish of cherries and spices as it slowly drifts to memory.

Food Pairings: The 1998 Merlot is an elegant accompaniment to savory meat dishes like frilled pork loin or rack of lamb. It also works well with a juicy burger or a plate of pasta.

Alcohol: 13.3% by volume

Learn About Charles Krug Map ItMap It

The Charles Krug Winery was established in 1861 as the first winery in the Napa Valley by Prussian-born visionary and revolutionary Charles Krug. Today the winery focuses on handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varieties grown within with Napa Valley appellations and sub-appellations. The winery remains under the stewardship of the Peter Mondavi Sr Family, who purchased the historic winery in 1943. Peter Mondavi Sr remains at the helm of the winery, with day-to-day operations handled by his two sons Marc and Peter Jr.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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