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2013 Krupp Brothers The Doctor Red Wine

Lightly depressed cork

ITEM 8392144 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
$55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8450803 1 $46 Sep 25, 2022
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RATINGS

92Wine Enthusiast

Floral and marked by a rocky, gravelly minerality, it tastes of cherry compote, pencil lead and black pepper, showing juicy acidity throughout.

PRODUCER

Krupp Brothers

Krupp Brothers was founded in Napa Valley’s eastern hills in 1991 when Jan Krupp, a physician with an interest in wine, purchased 41 acres to plant vineyards. A few years later his brother Bart, a businessman, joined him in the enterprise. They purchased another 750 acres on the south side of Pritchard Hill and had them cleared and planted. Today the estate owns two important vineyards, the Stagecoach and Krupp Brothers Vineyards. Jay Buoncristiani is winemaker. The estate makes red and white wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and blends. The wines have earned ratings in the mid-90s from reviewers.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,