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2008 Krupp Brothers Veraison Red Wine, Napa Valley

This wine is rich in aromatics consisting of dark fruits, roasted coffee bean, tobacco, red licorice and spice. A bold entry leads to a beautifully rich and weighty palate with flavors of black currant, bramble berry, cocoa powder and lilac. The structure of the wine is powerful and concentrated which leads to a long & elegant finish.

Harvested: September 12-October 22, 2008
Blend: Proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Syrah
Fermentation: 5 days average cold soak and 23 days on skins
Cooperage: French Oak–Taransaud, Bossuet, Saury and Sylvain
Barrel Aging: 22 months–80% new French Oak
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Vineyard: Stagecoach/Krupp Block(s): L1, L3, T4, E2, M5, E1, D4, D6 and T4
Soil: Hambright-red/brown loam over rock
Exposure: Gentle southerly aspect
Elevation: 1,550–1,850 ft above sea level
Production: 2,250 cases
Rating: 91 points, Wine Enthusiast; 89+ points, International Wine Cellar

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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.

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2008 Krupp Brothers Veraison Red Wine, Napa Valley
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