Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations 2012

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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 30, 2014
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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.

James Laube, 2015
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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.

Virginie Boone, December 1, 2015