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2007 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor," Napa Valley

The aromas are complex and layered, consisting of deep plum, orange spice, wild iris, bing cherries, lychee fruit and rustic bramble berry. Masculine tannins balance the bold fruit to give this wine structural elegance. The ensuing flavors are umami-based with hints of cocoa, smoked meats and black fruits.

Harvested: September 17-November 20, 2007
Blend: 33% Merlot, 31% Tempranillo, 23% Malbec and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: Harvested & fermented individually; 12 days cold soak, 4-16 days on skins
Cooperage: French Oak–Taransaud & Bossuet
Barrel Aging: 20 months–74% new oak
Release Date: November 1, 2010
Vineyard: Krupp and Stagecoach Block(s): KVT1, KVME1, KVCS1/3 & SVD4
Soil: Krupp–red/brown loam, Stagecoach–insanely rocky!
Exposure: Gentle north aspect
Elevation: 1,450 ft above sea level
Production: 1043 cases
Rating: 92 points, Wine Enthusiast

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WINE ENTHUSIAST - 2007 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor"

"An ambitious blend of Merlot, Tempranillo, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, grown mainly on Atlas Peak. It’s bone dry and locked down in tannins and acidity, offering little relief, but there’s a potent core of blackberries and black currants that yearns to bust through. Clearly well grown, it could be an ager, but predictions are risky." —SH

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2007 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor," Napa Valley
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