Charles Krug Winery

Now under the guidance of the Mondavi Family, the Charles Krug Winery honors its roots while forging ahead to the future. From the Wild West to the twenty-first century, relatively crude beginnings gave way to the finest form of winemaking.
Founded in 1861 by Charles Krug, the 27-year old Prussian immigrant came to America with little besides willpower and a willingness to work hard to build the cornerstone of the first winery in the Napa Valley. He became the major local winery figure of his era, greatly influencing Napa Valley's development as a world-renown wine producing region.
His leadership was said to be inspirational and his ideas innovative. Charles Krug introduced the cider press for winemaking, the first of which is still on display at the winery. He carefully selected rootstocks, varietals and vineyard sites - a novel concept in late 19th century America.
After his death in 1892, James Moffitt held the winery in proprietorship through Prohibition. By 1943, he found a pioneering spirit in Cesare Mondavi, an Italian immigrant with a passion for wine, and sold the winery to his family for $75,000.

At 60 years old, Cesare Mondavi spearheaded a dramatic renaissance in the decade that followed. Wine historian Charles Sullivan writes in his book, Napa Wine, "By the early 1950s it was irrefutable that the Valley's Big Four had been augmented by one - the Charles Krug Winery".
Cesare died in 1959 leaving Rosa as President with sons Robert as General Manager and Peter as Vice President. In 1966, Robert moved south to Oakville and began construction of his own winery. Upon Rosa's death in 1976, Peter became President of the winery.
Peter's industry innovations from his studies at Stanford and Berkeley included revolutionary research on cold fermentation, enabling the production of exceptionally crisp, fruity white wines. His pioneering efforts to plant vineyards in the Carneros region with chardonnay and pinot noir grapes, cold sterile filtration techniques and aging wine in small French oak barrels contributed to his being named one of the twelve "Living Legends" in 1999 by the Napa Valley Vintners Association.
Above all else, Charles Krug Winery is a family winery. Peter's sons, Marc and Peter Jr., continue their dedication to producing the finest Bordeaux style wines in the Napa Valley. To achieve this, they initiated a nine-year, $22 million investment program completed in 2010. Over 400 of the winery's 850 prime acres in Napa Valley have been re-planted and state-of-the-art winemaking equipment is now in use.

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Charles Krug Sauvginon Blanc 2017
" Our signature style Sauvignon Blanc is hand-picked in the evenings and cold fermented to ensure naturally crisp acidity. This wine is well balanced with aromas of lime and grapefruit and flavors of citrus and passionfruit. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 29505
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40

Charles Krug 'Vintage Select' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
93  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 93 "No problems with the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Select, which is 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. A beautiful, deep ruby/purple color, the wine offers notes of pure crème de cassis, a subtle dosage of oak, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, impressive overall
Item Number: 28612
Bottle:$84.95
Case: $509.70
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Charles Krug Family Pinot Noir 2015
“Charles Krug Pinot Noir comes from the cool, foggy Carneros region where Burgundian-style varieties maintain their balance of acidity and ripeness. Aromas of cherry, vanilla, raspberry and hunts of cocoa envelop flavors of black cherry and caramel.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 28249
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $143.70
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Charles Krug Family 'Napa' Merlot 2014
“Our Napa Valley Merlot has expressive aromas of ripe red and black fruit followed by hints of spice. Supple body and medium tannins envelop flavors of berry and cherry which linger on the palate through a long, smooth finish.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 28122
Bottle:$18.45
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Charles Krug Family 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90“Some nicely fresh currant character as well bright violets and just-picked herbs. Medium to full body, pretty acidity and a crushed-stone finish.”
Item Number: 27983
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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Charles Krug 'Generation' Cabernet Sauvingnon 2014
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93“Supple, plump and juicy, with mouthwatering plum, cherry, currant and blackberry flavors evenly dispersed, maintaining focus and charm, ending with silky tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Drink now through 2032.”
Item Number: 27827
Bottle:$47.95
Case: $287.70
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Charles Krug Winery Chardonnay 2016
This Chardonnay is grown in the cool, foggy Carneros region, where Burgundian-style grape varieties maintain their balance of acidity and ripeness. This medium bodied wine is half barrel fermented and aged sur lie; look for aromas of tropical fruit and citrus blossom with flavors of peach and pear.
Item Number: 27041
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Charles Krug Family Pinot Noir 2014
This delicate Pinot Noir, from our Carneros - Napa Valley vineyard, has black cherry and candied raspberry aromas, enveloped by slight oak in the background. With featured flavors of sweet cherry, vanilla and raspberry, it has a long finish that is rounded out by a burst of cherry and cream soda.
Item Number: 25155
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $143.70
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Charles Krug 'Family Rsv' Sauvginon Blanc 2016
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90" This signature style Sauvignon Blanc is hand-picked in the evenings and cold fermented to ensure naturally crisp acidity. This wine is well balanced with aromas of lime and grapefruit and flavors of citrus and passionfruit. " ~ winery notes

Charles Krug Family 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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This Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon has flavors of ripe blackcherry, blackberry and black currant with hints of dried blueberryand cocoa. A sturdy structure and generous black fruits lenddefinition to a long, memorable finis

Charles Krug Family 'Napa' Merlot 2013
" Our Napa Valley Merlot has expressive aromas of ripe red and black fruit followed by hints of spice. Supple body and medium tannins envelop flavors of berry and cherry, which linger on the palate through a long, smooth finish. " ~ Winery notes

Charles Krug Winery Chardonnay 2015
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90" This wine was half barrel-fermented, with just 25% of it new and French oak. It benefits from this treatment, offering fruit that leans toward Meyer lemon, melon and a vaguely tropical vibe, remaining balanced throughout, but especially on the finish. "

Charles Krug 'Generation' Cabernet Sauvingnon 2013
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "Plenty of black currants and licorice aromas with blueberries and hints of tar. Full body, fine tannins and an asphalt and slate finish. Drink in 2018. (1/15/16)"  Wine Spectator 90 "This wine has toasty aromas filled with boysenberry, red currant and brown sugar, and is round

Charles Krug 'Family Rsv' Sauvginon Blanc 2015
" This signature style Sauvignon Blanc is hand-picked in the evenings and cold fermented to ensure naturally crisp acidity. This wine is well balanced with aromas of lime and grapefruit and flavors of citrus and passionfruit. " ~ Winery notes

Charles Krug 'Vintage Select' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
94  James Suckling 
Robert Parker 93  "A full-bodied mouthfeel, it possesses lots of character... It can be drunk now or over the next 15-20 years."  James Suckling 94  "Full body, firm and silky... emulating the greatness of the legendary 1974 Cabernet."  2012 Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon The 2012

Charles Krug 'Generation' Cabernet Sauvingnon 2012
91  James Suckling 
Rated one of the "Year's Best U.S. Cabernet Sauvignons" by Wine & Spirits Magazine  Wine & Spirits 92  "Buzzing with black raspberry flavor, this is a bold Napa Valley Cabernet. The blend's ripeness of fruit provides a pleasant sweetness to balance the tannins, which last with a scent of resinous

Charles Krug Winery Chardonnay 2014
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89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 89 " This wine was half barrel-fermented, with just 25% of it new and French oak. It benefits from this treatment, offering fruit that leans toward Meyer lemon, melon and a vaguely tropical vibe, remaining balanced throughout, but especially on the finish." ~ VB  " Aromas of lemon

Charles Krug Family 'Napa' Merlot 2012
" Ripe cherry and berry aromas are in full bloom in this wine we like to refer to as our Cab Lover’s Merlot. With mocha, red currant and vanilla notes, this medium bodied, well balanced wine with silky, smooth tannins ends in a long, lingering finish. "~ Winery notes

Charles Krug Family 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92  "Our Cabernet Sauvignon evokes aromas of black cherry, raspberry and a hint of cocoa. Flavors of black currant mingle with rose petals while supple, smoky overtones visit the back palate. A silky mouthfeel and balanced tannins create an elegant finish to this classic Napa Valley

Charles Krug 'Howell Mtn' Family Rsv Cabernet Sauv 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 90 Exhibits a dusty cedar and dried herb frame, with firm, gripping tannins and a core of dark berry, spicy oak, black licorice and intriguing floral notes. Drink now through 2028. 958 cases made. –JL  Wine Advocate 91 "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve is 100% Cabernet

Charles Krug Winery Chardonnay 2013
" Our Carneros Chardonnay shines with tropical fruit, citrus blossom and pineapple aromas. A hint of vanilla precedes flavors of peach, brown sugar and bright citrus. Vanilla returns with scents of oak leading to a long, supple finish. A classy wine to sip on its own, yet, as always, can be paired

Charles Krug Family Pinot Noir 2013
" This food-friendly Pinot Noir has a light body, dryness and crisp acidity that makes it easy to pair with steaks, chops, salmon, mushroom risotto and similar fare. There’s nothing shy, however, about the flavors, which brim with ripe raspberries, cherries and pomegranates, accented with toasty,

Charles Krug 'Family Rsv' Sauvginon Blanc 2014
"While the acidity of some Sauvignon Blancs slaps you a around a bit, this one is a tad softer yet still zingy. It's great for porch swingin' on a warm summer night." ~Winery notes

Charles Krug 'Family Rsv' Sauvginon Blanc 2013
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 " A classic Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, buzzing in margarita-ready lime, grapefruit pith and sweet jasmine, with a nuance of grassy underbrush. Creamy in vanilla-bean flavor on the midpalate, it finishes dry and crisp." ~ VB  "While the acidity of some Sauvignon Blancs slaps

Charles Krug Family Pinot Noir 2012
" This elegant and fruitful Pinot Noir has a beautiful dark cherry color with aromas of blackberry, black cherry and boysenberry. With the first sip, this graceful and balanced wine combines subtle pomegranate, brown sugar and blackberry infused tea flavors for a smooth and juicy finish that is a