Friday, April 24, 2015

Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc

Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc 2013

St. Helena, Napa Valley, California

Happy Sauvignon Blanc Day! In honor of this glorious holiday I had to open a classic California Sauv Blanc. Charles Krug is a winery of historic proportions in Napa Valley. Founded in the late 1800's, the winery has been in the hands of the Mondavi family since 1943. It's now run by Peter Mondavi Sr. and his sons (not to be confused with Robert Mondavi Winery).

Review: This wine is a pale lemon-green color with pronounced aromas of green plum, gooseberry, lime zest, and passion fruit. It's dry with zesty acidity, tons of green fruit, steely minerals, and just a bit of grassiness.

I'm typically not a fan of new world Sauvignon Blanc, but this is a lovely wine. The herbal notes weren't overwhelming, it was nicely ripe and refreshing. A very well made, showing excellent typicity.

Food Pairing: Grilled fish with an herb salad.

Bottom Line: Crisp and easy drinking with bright fruit. I dig it.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2013
  • PLACE: St. Helena AVA (American Viticultural Area)
  • GRAPE: Sauvignon Blanc
  • BOOZE: 13.7%
  • CELLAR: Drink now through 2017

Where did I get it? Harris Teeter
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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