Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations 2012
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
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.
Wine SpectatorOffers ripe, racy, savory blackberry and wild berry flavors that show a dusty, cedary edge, ending with firm, structured tannins and finishing with a complex mix of fruit and oak. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2028. 2,459 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThis blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot is quite sizable on the palate. It explores where these varieties can go in terms of smokiness and deeper, more savory tastes of tobacco and clove.