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2019 Charles Krug Peter Mondavi Family Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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May 19, 2024 - $56



94Wine Spectator

This marries black currant and blackberry reduction flavors with a sleek iron structure and a backdrop of warm earth, espresso and tar. Grippy and tight, but with serious coiled-up energy and a late flurry of violet, bay leaf and savory elements.

92Vinous / IWC

...compelling mélange of blackberry jam, gravel, cured meats, incense, sweet oak, licorice and cloves.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...lots of darker blue, almost black fruits as well as some iron, tapenade, and darker chocolate nuances, with an attractive, herbal edge. Nicely textured, medium to full-bodied, and concentrated, it's another incredibly attractive Cabernet Sauvignon from this team.


Charles Krug

Charles Krug is one of Napa Valley’s most storied wineries. It was founded in 1861 by Charles Krug, a Prussian immigrant who amassed a 540-acre estate before his death. Prohibition and phylloxera brought difficult times to the winery in the early 20th century, and in 1943 it was bought by Cesare Mondavi, an Italian immigrant. Mondavi turned the winery into powerhouse, but after his death his sons Robert and Peter famously disagreed on what direction to take the winery. The result was that Peter and his mother stayed on at Charles Krug and Robert Mondavi started a winery that was to become one of the most influential in California, and to some extent, the world. Today Charles Krug is still run by Peter Mondavi’s sons and it produces nearly one million cases a year, ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain

Howell Mountain AVA in Northeastern Napa Valley was the first of Napa Valley’s sub-appellations, earning its own designation in 1984, just a year after Napa Valley became an appellation. As the name suggests, the AVA is in one of the highest elevations in the area. Every vineyard in the appellation is at least 1,400 feet above sea level. Some vineyards are as high as 2,200 feet and because of their altitude most of the AVA’s vineyards receive more sun than vineyards at lower elevations, which are affected by fog from the Pacific Ocean and the San Pablo Bay. Howell Mountain was home to vineyards in the late 19th century, but winemaker Randy Dunn is considered the area’s most influential modern pioneer. Dunn moved to Howell Mountain in 1979, acquired property and began making exceptionally rich Cabernet Sauvignon. The AVA also grows Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. There are 600 vineyard acres within Howell Mountain AVA.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.