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Charles Krug 2016 Magnum
1.5 L (Magnum) 2016 Charles Krug Napa Valley Generations Bordeaux-style blend
THE WINE Generations is a Bordeaux-style blend created to honor our family's past, present and future. The fruit is night-picked from our estate vineyards in Yountville and aged in new French oak barrels. Aromas of black cherry, coffee bean and blueberry segue to a full-bodied wine with a long finish of ripe berry and toasty crème brûlée.
THE VINTAGE The 2016 vintage was what some might call a “typical” Napa Valley vintage, with adequate and well-timed rain prior to and during the early growing season. The January rains left good moisture in the soil for the vines to begin the growing season with early bud-break; canopy growth was rapid and even. Additional rainfall in March and April supported the later vine growth as well. It was a warm but moderate summer and fog mitigated the heat extremes, causing fewer heat spikes, less dehydration and overall good uniform growth.
WINE FACTS Varietals — 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot Time in barrel — 20 months in new French oak Bottled — August 2018 Alcohol — 15.6% pH — 3.76 TA — 0.61g/100ml
94+ POINTS “Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Generations is intensely scented of warm black and red currants, Black Forest cake and blueberry compote with nuances of chocolate mint, new leather, tilled soil and fallen leaves. Full-bodied with a taut frame of grainy tannins supporting the densely packed black fruit layers, it has a long lingering minty kick on the finish.” – Wine Advocate, Lisa Perotti Brown