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2008 Krupp Brothers Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard

This wine is a classic Napa Valley high elevation Cabernet Sauvignon with beautiful deep purple hues and complex aromas of allspice, toasted oak, currant, boysenberry, cocoa, vanilla and tobacco leaf. Intriguing palate with bright entry, leading to beautifully structured and layered mid-profile tannins. Flavor profile consists of dark black fruits with hints of roasted coffee bean and earthy black tea characters. Long and lingering finish with a nice balance between acid and tannin, showing great aging potential. Drink now through 2020.

Harvested: September 12 to October 22, 2008
Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 2% Merlot
Fermentation: 4 days average cold soak, 28 days on skins
Cooperage: French Oak–Taransaud, Bossuet, Saury & Sylvain
Barrel Aging: 22 months–84% new French oak
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Vineyard: Stagecoach, Blocks: L1, M5, M6, D4, D5 and D6
Soil: Hambright–red/brown loam over rock
Exposure: Gentle southerly aspect
Elevation: 1,550 ft above sea level
Production: 1,630 cases
Rating: 94 points, WINE ENTHUSIAST; 92 points, WINE ADVOCATE

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WINE ENTHUSIAST - 2008 Krupp Brothers Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon

"The vineyard straddles Atlas Peak and the Pritchard Hill region, and this beautiful Cabernet shows its terroir in the firm tannins and ripe, complex flavors. It’s high in alcohol, which gives it some heat, and it is rich in flavors of blackberry and cherry jam and cassis liqueur. Give it an hour or two in the decanter and drink now." —S.H.

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WINE ADVOCATE - 2008 Krupp Brothers Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon

"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach is a huge wine bursting at the seams with fruit. The wine literally covers every inch of the palate with layers of dark fruit in an opulent style backed up with plenty of deep structure. Plums, exotic spices, mineral and violets wrap around an intense, muscular finish. The blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec and 2% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023."—AG

The Wine Advocate
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