Charles Krug Generations 1996

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Price: $33.99
Item No. 20914
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Winemaker's Notes

Red rose and garnet introduces this elegant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot with an intriguing weave of spices, bringing to mind sandalwood and cardamom. This graceful wine shows lovely notes of ripe plum and preserved cherries. The entry to the palate is soft, but well structured with deep flavors of plum and cherry, which are accompanied by nuances of dark chocolate and toasty oak. The finish is an unhurried memory of this delightful mix of tastes and flavors.

Food Pairings: A variety of savory grilled meats, such as pork tenderloin, venison, or roast duck with cherry fruit glaze. Also, country style pate of rich cheeses such as Gouda. All of these foods balance well with the spicy intrigue of our 1996 Generations.

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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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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