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2006 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor," Napa Valley

A complex and intriguing nose with aromas of exotic flowers, sweet & sour cherries, blood orange, dark plums, and spice which play beautifully with the ensuing flavors. The palate is plush and seamless with dense flavors of plum, rhubarb, blackberry, blueberry, and cinnamon. The flavors are persistent and balanced by soft, supportive tannins.

Harvested: Oct 2- Nov 1, 2006
Blend: 37% Tempranillo, 28% Merlot, 21% Malbec and 14% Cabernet sauvignon
Fermentation: 3 days cold soak, 16- 28 days on skins
Cooperage: French Oak–Taransaud & Bossuet
Barrel Aging: 18 months–80% new oak
Release Date: February 1, 2009
Vineyard: Krupp and Stagecoach Block(s): KVT1, KVME1, KVCS1 & D4
Soil: Krupp–red/brown loam, Stagecoach–insanely rocky!
Exposure: Gentle north aspect
Elevation: 1,450 ft above sea level
Production: 468 cases
Rating: 94 points, Wine Enthusiast

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WINE ENTHUSIAST: 2006 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor"

Napa red wine hardly gets more delicious than this. It’s so soft and velvety, so rich in chocolate, blackberry and smoky oak flavors, that you can’t resist sip after sip. Really defines the modern Napa style. The blend is Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, and the grapes were grown on the winery’s estate vineyard in the heart of Atlas Peak. —S.H.

Wine Enthusiast
2006 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor," Napa Valley
94
COLORADO WINE NEWS - 2006 The Doctor, Napa Valley

"... It spent eighteen months in French oak, 75% new, and has lush black cherry, currant, chocolate, coffe, and smoke aromas before fairly bright flavors of the same laced with very fine tannin. Everything continues to the end of the long broad finish that has increasing spice and some unsweetened chocolate at the back. Very intriguing, well balanced, structured, and integrated. Very Good."

The Colorado Wine News
2006 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor," Napa Valley
Very Good