First produced in 1944, Vintage Selection is the ultimate expression of the Charles Krug portfolio, an elegant, artfully balanced wine what has stood the test of time..
Our 2016 release incorporates pristine fruit from three flagship vineyards: Voltz (39%) and Slinsen (32%) in Yountville and Cold Napa Valley’s 2016 Vintage was what some might call “typical”, with well-timed rain prior to and during the early growing season. The January rains left good moisture in the soil, bud-break came early and canopy growth was rapid and even. A warm but moderate summer followed, with fog mitigating the heat extremes and minimizing dehydration, leading to uniform growth overall.
- WINE FACTS:
- Varietals: 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
- Time in barrel: 20 months in new French oak
- Alcohol: 15.4%
- pH: 3.89
- TA: 0.59g/100ml
This has a very intense, slightly exotic nose with notes of pomegranate and blood oranges, then serious concentration and plenty of structure on the generous, but not opulent palate. The red and black-fruit flavors are ripe and focused, the finish long and elegant. Drink or hold. - James Suckling 93 Points