Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations 2012

Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations 2012
$79.95

SKU 5218

750ml

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Our first vintage of Generations in 1991 was a blend crafted by Marc Mondavi and was suspect by Peter Mondavi Sr. who was partial to single varietal wines. Marc demonstrated to his father that a wine of this nature could hold its own against the growing popularity of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley. This 2012 artful blend is composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Spice, cocoa and mineral aromas provide an entry to the expansive palate of blackberry, black and red currant with firm tannins and a soft, velvety finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Charles Krug
Alcohol/vol 15.1%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Family Reserve Generations honors four generations of Mondavis who have been the backbone of the Charles Krug Winery. Composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, this beauty reveals lots of blueberry, mulberry and blue fruits, a dense ruby/purple color, sweet tannins, and a medium to full-bodied, elegant yet substantial style. With no hard edges, this seamless stunner is a top example of not only 2012, but of Charles Krug's resurgence in the marketplace as a serious player. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, October 2014