"The 2011 Chardonnay from Krupp Brothers comes across as richer and riper than the 2010. The aromas and flavors are still very much on the bright side, but the 2011 doesn’t appear to have the delineated nuances of the 2010, at least today. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018."—AG
WINE ENTHUSIAST - 2008 Krupp Brothers Black Bart Syrah
"This is one of the bigger Syrahs out there, generously proportioned and calling out for equally rich fare. Try beef short ribs or coq au vin, using the same wine for the dish. It’s tannic and enormous, with flavors of ripe black cherry and teriyaki sauce." —S.H.
WINE ENTHUSIAST - 2008 Krupp Brothers Black Bart's Bride
"Powerful and intense, this is rich in flavors of tropical fruit, orange, nectarine and sweet peach. Oak is evident in the vanilla and buttered toast notes, but they’re in keeping with the underlying wine’s volume. Exotic and appealing, it’s a wine that will present a pairing challenge; try something complex, like Asian fusion."—S.H.
"A quintessential, cult-style Napa Cabernet, this has a soft creaminess that’s reminiscent of milk chocolate. The fruit is terrifically ripe in blackberry jam and cassis liqueur, with a strong but balanced application of sweet oak. Really complex, it’s a Cabernet that will stand against the best of Napa Valley." —S.H.
WINE ENTHUSIAST - 2008 Krupp Brothers Veraison Red Wine
"Smooth in tannins with a nice bite of acidity, this shows rich flavors of blackberry, cherry and spice, with a touch of mocha that gives it an apparent sweetness. It’s a Bordeaux blend with some Syrah, grown in the famed Stagecoach Vineyard." —S.H.