Complex and layered aromas of plum, orange rind, bing cherries and blackberry with faint earthy aromas of mushroom and soil. Tannins are masculine and well-balanced with bold, ripe fruit giving the elegant structure. Flavor profile is dominated black fruits and smoked meats with underlying of blueberry, cocoa and toasted oak. Drink through 2022.
WINE ENTHUSIAST - 2009 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor"
"This is one of the best Tempranillo-based wines in California history. The other varieties blended in are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Bone dry and tannic, though a little warm in alcohol, it shows its mountain origins—from the southeast corner of the Vacas—with its immaculate core of blackberry and cassis. Compellingly delicious now and over the next 5–6 years." —S.H.
INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR - 2009 Krupp Brothers "The Doctor"
"Bright, medium ruby-red. Musky black raspberry and smoked meat on the nose. Plus, sweet and fine-grained but with nicely integrated acidity giving the middle palate a light touch. A harmonious and successful blend with lovely palate presence. Finishes with sweet tannins and excellent length, showing a more muscular aspect and a note of tobacco leaf as it opened in the glass."—ST
"The 2009 The Doctor Stagecoach & Krupp Brothers is an unusual blend of 40% Tempranillo, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. It is a big, smoky wine bursting with dark fruit, black cherries, licorice and grilled herbs. This is a decidedly succulent wine. It shows remarkable intensity and power. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.."—AG