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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Charles Krug Napa Valley Merlot 2007
Charles Krug Napa Valley Merlot 2007
(search item no. 107603)

PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 season began dry, about 60% of normal precipitation with some very cold days and single-digit night time temperatures around the New Year holiday. Temperatures were warmer than normal as winter continued into spring with resulting earlier budding, bloom and set in the vineyards across all varieties. The summer months remained cool, with few days topping 100 degrees except for a brief heat spike around Labor Day. Clusters as well as individual berries were notably smaller in all varieties due to the dry season.

81% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec.

Our Peter Mondavi Family Merlot is polished and inviting. Chocolate covered cherries, coffee and layered plum flavors unite with blueberry, cola and toffee aromas to give a persisitent and enjoyable finish.

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About Charles Krug:

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.