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2012 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor," Napa Valley

The 2012 Doctor brims with captivating aromas of black raspberry, violets, toffee, white pepper, black cherry, cinnamon, sage and clove. Lush cassis, blueberry, dark chocolate, rosemary, and caramelized oak flavors are supported by a fleshy mid palate, giving way to refined tannins and a round, full finish. Drink now through 2028.

Harvested: Mid to late October, 2012
Blend: 48% Tempranillo, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
Fermentation: 5 day cold soak, 19 days on skins
Cooperage: Taransaud, Bossuet & Orion
Barrel Aging: 21 months–67% new French Oak
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Vineyard: Stagecoach & Krupp: Blocks KVT2, E1,L1, M5, A4, D6
Soil: Aiken and Hambright
Exposure: Gentle south facing slope
Elevation: 1,300-1,800 ft above sea level
Production: 607 Cases
Cold Soak: 5 days
Time on Skins: 19 days

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WINE ENTHUSIAST - 2011 Krupp Brothers The Doctor

“A superb tannic-acid structure is allied with complex black currant, grilled meat bone and smoky oak flavors that finish dry, long and spicy. The cépage is Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, making it one of the most compelling blends available today from Napa Valley. Give it until 2017–2018 in the cellar to begin to mellow.” Cellar Selection. —SH

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2012 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor," Napa Valley