"This is rich and dense in blackberry and cherry jam, currant, mocha, anise and smoky cedar flavors. The mountain tannins are strong but refined, and the finish is long and spicy. It’s a Bordeaux blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon, but be forewarned: It’s high in alcohol." —S.H.
INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - 2007 Krupp Brothers Merlot
"Medium red. Aromas of cassis, plum, mocha and milk chocolate, plus a hint of tarry oak. Juicy and penetrating, with nicely delineated flavors of redcurrant and spicy oak. Serious merlot with restrained sweetness and firm tannic support. Little sign of the 15.4% alcohol on the persistent, slightly dusty finish."—ST
INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - 2008 Krupp Brothers Black Bart's Bride
"Bright yellow. Captivating, soil-inflected aromas of peach, lichee, smoked meat, flowers and sexy oak; smells like an Old World wine. Lush, rich and slightly sweet, with an opulent mouthfeel and an umami-like saline character. This plump yet shapely wine wears its near-15% alcohol gracefully. Finishes with very good subtle persistence. I'd enjoy this wine in the next year or two."—ST
INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - 2008 Krupp Brothers Synchrony
"Good bright red-ruby. Expressive aromas of currant, black cherry, graphite, licorice and chocolatey oak. Supple, suave and nicely balanced, with harmonious acidity and firm mineral spine giving shape to musky dark berry flavors. Finishes sweet and persistent. Offers more early sex appear than the winery's 2007 merlot."—ST
INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - 2009 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor"
"Bright, medium ruby-red. Musky black raspberry and smoked meat on the nose. Plus, sweet and fine-grained but with nicely integrated acidity giving the middle palate a light touch. A harmonious and successful blend with lovely palate presence. Finishes with sweet tannins and excellent length, showing a more muscular aspect and a note of tobacco leaf as it opened in the glass."—ST