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The Washington Examiner - April 2013
The Influential Wines Of Charles Krug by Scott Greenberg
When you have the most famous family name in California winemaking and also own the oldest winery in Napa Valley, the word that comes to mind is "stewardship." Stewardship for the land, stewardship for the wine, and stewardship for the legacy. That is the fundamental philosophy at the core of Charles Krug Winery.
The Detroit News - April 2013
Wine of the Day: Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc by Sandra Silfv
Imagine what you get when you mix together citrus, grapefruit and melon: Tart! Crisp! Dry! Throw in passionfruit, lime and orange blossom and you have the 2012 vintage of this iconic Sauvignon Blanc. Charles Krug Winery takes great pride in the making of this wine...
Naples Illustrated - April 2013
Charles Krug by Mark Spivak
At times it seems like the impossible dream: a high-quality, reasonably priced wine from the Napa Valley...
Napa Register - February, 2013
Peter Mondavi Sr receives a bronze plaque
Peter Mondavi St., 98, is flanked by sons Peter Jr., and Marc for the unveiling of his bronze plaque during the inductions ceremonies at the Culinary Institute of America.
SF Gate - March 15, 2013
A Classic Tour of Napa Valley by Janny Hu
When it comes to Napa Valley, all roads lead back to Charles Krug, who opened one of Napa's first commercial wineries in 1861 and its first tasting room in 1882.
Wine Enthusiast - March, 2013
Steve Heimoff on our 2009 VS (92) and Generations (91) Cellar Selections
The Miami Herald - December 6, 2012
Best Bottles for Gift Giving by Fred Tasker
Wine is almost always a welcome gift at holiday time. Even if the giftee isn't a partaker, he or she can always serve it to guests or - one suspects - re-gift it to someone who will appreciate it.
Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Bottled, Napa Valley:
big and rich and hearty, with aromas and flavors of black plums and mocha, powerful.
The Press Democrat - December 5, 2012
'Seasonal reds Yule love' by Peg Melnick
With the holidays in the offing, it's crucial to be a strategic sipper. Holiday cheer is relentless, with a month-long string of celebrations — office parties, neighborhood gatherings, Christmas dinners and New Year's Eve festivities. Here's what Peg Melnick has to say about our Merlot: "A seamless merlot with complexity. Layered flavors of blackberry, cherry, mocha and mineral. Ripe tannins. Lingering finish."
Two Thumbs Up for Charles Krug Merlot - November 20, 2012
Enjoy this great video from the two wine guys at their Two Thumbs Up show.
Ken's Wine Guide - October 28, 2012
Here's a nice review
of our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - Yountville, Napa Valley: This opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet tied for second place in our big blind Cab tasting in September. It opens with a ripe blueberry and boysenberry bouquet with hints of caramel and leather. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and concentrated. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry with notes of acai berry and hints of vanilla oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger for quite a while. The panel concluded that this was a big boy wine and would appeal to fans of Aussie Shiraz. They suggested pairing it with roast duck with a raspberry glaze or grilled Colorado rack of lamb at Bistro du Midi in Boston. Serve it near the fireplace on a cold winter's night. Enjoy - KWGT
Napa Valley Register - October 8, 2012
Napa Valley Wine Wave Sets New World Record
Napa Valley Register, October 8, 2012 - ST. HELENA — The clinking of wine glasses is not exceptional in the Napa Valley. Residents and tourists do it routinely. But the noise made Sunday by wine glasses clinking at Charles Krug Winery
was special. Participants set a new Guinness World Record for the “longest relay wine toast.”
Napa Valley Register - October 5, 2012
Charles Krug Winery Goes Solar
Napa Valley Register, October 5, 2012 - ST. HELENA — The Peter Mondavi family is installing a 1.2-megawatt solar energy system at its Charles Krug winery in St. Helena. The system is scheduled to become operational in December, and once completed, is expected to cover more than half of the winery’s energy needs. Photovoltaic solar panels will be installed on the Charles Krug Winery rooftops and atop a new tank canopy to be built over the winery’s outdoor fermentation tanks. The new canopy will also provide shade during the hot weather at harvest time and will reduce the energy needed to cool the tanks.
Kane's Beverage News Daily - August 7, 2012
Charles Krug Back to Pre-Recession Levels without Print Advertising, Breaks Ground Today for New Visitor Center, Tasting Room, by Joel Whitaker
Like many luxury wine producers, Charles Krug Winery found the Great Recession to be “very challenging,” Peter Mondavi Jr., co-proprietor, told Kane’s Beverage News Daily
. “But because of its strong branding, it turned around quickly and now we’re back to pre-recession levels, and still growing on the Family Reserve end.”
Sacramento Bee - August 1, 2012
Dunne on Wine: Stacy Clark turns out her first sauvignon blanc for Charles Krug
By Mike Dunne Special to The Bee Wednesday
ST. Helena - Like a lot of other winemakers in Napa Valley, Stacy Clark
belongs to a tasting group that convenes every month or so to evaluate their wines and to swap information about grape sources, fermentation techniques and so on.
Napa Valley Register - August 9, 2012
Peter Mondavi Sr. Family Launches Construction of New Hospitality Center
ST. HELENA — The Peter Mondavi Family broke ground
Tuesday for the extensive internal restoration of their historical Charles Krug Redwood Cellar in St. Helena. They already restored its exterior.