Krupp Brothers Estates The Doctor Stagecoach Vineyard Red 2013
Pair with venison in huckleberry sauce and pork belly with cherry chutney.
Blend: 44% Tempranillo, 14% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Franc, 12% Sangiovese, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
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In 1999, Jan and Bart founded Krupp Brothers, producing their first vintage: An extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon. Their wines begin at the source – fruit from select blocks that have been carefully chosen by Jan. Today, each wine in their collection – from the mountain Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignons to the Rhone-style Syrah and Tempranillo-based red – embody the vision and passion that has guided the two brothers. They invite you to try them.
Undoubtedly proving its merit over and over, Napa Valley is a now a leading force in the world of prestigious red wine regions. Though Cabernet Sauvignon dominates Napa Valley, other red varieties certainly thrive here. Important but often overlooked include Merlot and other Bordeaux varieties well-regarded on their own as well as for their blending capacities. Very old vine Zinfandel represents an important historical stronghold for the region and Pinot noir is produced in the cooler southern parts, close to the San Pablo Bay.
Perfectly situated running north to south, the valley acts as a corridor, pulling cool, moist air up from the San Pablo Bay in the evenings during the hot days of the growing season, which leads to even and slow grape ripening. Furthermore the valley claims over 100 soil variations including layers of volcanic, gravel, sand and silt—a combination excellent for world-class red wine production.