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2009 Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon "Yountville"

Winery: Charles Krug

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Yountville"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah, & 1% Malbec

Region: Yountville

State or country: CA

Price: $27

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 28, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet tied for second place in our big blind Cab tasting in September. It opens with a ripe blueberry and boysenberry bouquet with hints of caramel and leather. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and concentrated. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry with notes of acai berry and hints of vanilla oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger for quite a while. The panel concluded that this was a big boy wine and would appeal to fans of Aussie Shiraz. They suggested pairing it with roast duck with a raspberry glaze or grilled Colorado rack of lamb at Bistro du Midi in Boston. Serve it near the fireplace on a cold winter's night. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: 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 wine.

Organic status: not organic

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