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2008 Krupp Brothers Black Bart's Bride, Stagecoach Vineyard

Rich with full bodyweight and intense viscosity. Aromas of white peach, orange blossom and lychee nut are complemented by hints of mint, vanilla and toasted oak. Texture is layered with minerality and has a long, yet soft and succulent finish. Drink now through 2015.

Harvested: September 9-11, 2008
Blend: 70% Marsanne, 30% Viognier
Fermentation: Barrel Fermentation with 100% native yeast. 100% spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Cooperage: French Oak–Damy, Cadus, Francois Freres & Dargaud et Jaegle
Barrel Aging: 9 months (sur lie ) – 85% new
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Vineyard: Stagecoach Block(s): L2 and 14B
Soil: Deep clay loam admixed with boulders
Exposure: Gentle south
Elevation: 1,500 ft above sea level
Production: 290 cases
Rating: 93 points, Wine Enthusiast

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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.

Wine Enthusiast
2008 Krupp Brothers Black Bart's Bride, Stagecoach Vineyard
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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

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
2008 Krupp Brothers Black Bart's Bride, Stagecoach Vineyard
90