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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Charles Krug Vintage Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Charles Krug Vintage Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 107600)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $55.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Since 1944 our Peter Mondavi Family flagship wine, Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, has been crafted only when the vintage is optimum. Dark ruby in color, with a wonderful nose of cassis, blackberry and licorice, this classy and opulent Cabernet Sauvignon shows supple tannins, palate richness and length. Enjoy final accent notes of espresso, vanilla and chocolate.

The 2006 growing season was preceded by abundant rainfall through April. In spite of much flooding in many vineyards, budbreak showed overall quality, but near-record high temperatures in July brought brix levels almost to a halt through the end of August. A late harvest required extended hang time, but overall, the quality of the fruit was good in spite of many weather extremes.

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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.