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2006 Krupp Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard

Red/black in color. Aromas of blackcurrants, black raspberries, blueberries, dark chocolate, licorice, sage, thyme, and jasmine leap from the glass. Fine supple tannins with complex flavors of black and red currants, cedar, bay leaf, and cocoa. An exotic wine that displays wonderful texture and length.

Harvested: October 26, 2006
Blend: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Fermentation: 3 day cold soak, 30 days on skins, indigenous yeast
Cooperage: Taransaud
Barrel Aging: 18 months–100% new oak
Release Date: September 1, 2010
Vineyard: Stagecoach: M5 (Cabernet Sauvignon), A4 (Petit Verdot), D5 (Cabernet Franc)
Soil: Hambright – red/brown loam; Insanely rocky
Exposure: Gentle southerly aspect
Elevation: 1,550 ft above sea level
Production: 350 cases
Rating: 94 points, Wine Enthusiast; 93 points, Wine Spectator

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WINE SPECTATOR - 2006 Krupp Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon

"A classy, well-structured wine, smooth, rich and detailed, with tiers of blackberry, plum, currant, cedar, mineral and graphite flavors that are intense, full-bodied and well-focused, ending with complex mineral and dark berry flavors and firm tannins. Drink now through 2022." –JL

Wine Spectator
2006 Krupp Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard
93
WINE ENTHUSIAST - 2006 Krupp Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon

"Hugely intense in fruity concentration. Few wines in the world have this size, this ripeness, this dramatic volume. New oak is in keeping with the proportion of fruit, and the tannins are strong and hard, as they tend to be from this vineyard, which sprawls across Atlas Peak. There seems to be no reason why this Cabernet should not develop over the years. Hold until 2013, at the very least. Cellar Selection." –SH

Wine Enthusiast
2006 Krupp Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard
94