Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations 2018 / 750 ml.

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JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 4, 2021
A fragrant nose of blackberries, blueberries, dried thyme and cigar box. Full body with plush tannins. Round and creamy with a velvety texture. Chocolate and dark fruit at the finish. Really attractive, clear fruit at the end. Currants and black cherries. Drink from 2023.
SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2021
This has showy and tasty fruit, with bright waves of cassis, boysenberry pâte de fruit and anise rolling through. Juicy through the finish with a subtle graphite edge for balance. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2030. 2,800 cases made. (James Molesworth)

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot

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Generations is a Bordeaux-style blend created to honor our family's past, present and future. The fruit is night-picked from our estate vineyards and aged in new French oak barrels. Aromas of berries and pomegranate dominate with notes of tobacco, bay leaf and dark chocolate. This wine is full-bodied with a firm, somewhat buttery texture; it entices with flavors of mixed berries, vanilla, and toasty oak.

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JS93 93 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Thursday, November 4, 2021)

A fragrant nose of blackberries, blueberries, dried thyme and cigar box. Full body with plush tannins. Round and creamy with a velvety texture. Chocolate and dark fruit at the finish. Really attractive, clear fruit at the end. Currants and black cherries. Drink from 2023.

SP91 91 pts. / Wine Spectator (Oct 31, 2021)

This has showy and tasty fruit, with bright waves of cassis, boysenberry pâte de fruit and anise rolling through. Juicy through the finish with a subtle graphite edge for balance. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2030. 2,800 cases made. (James Molesworth)

Description / Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations 2018 / 750 ml.

Producer Notes

Generations is a Bordeaux-style blend created to honor our family's past, present and future. The fruit is night-picked from our estate vineyards and aged in new French oak barrels. Aromas of berries and pomegranate dominate with notes of tobacco, bay leaf and dark chocolate. This wine is full-bodied with a firm, somewhat buttery texture; it entices with flavors of mixed berries, vanilla, and toasty oak.

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District / Napa Valley

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Napa Valley is California's -- and America's -- most famous and celebrated wine district. Located north of San Francisco, Napa Valley is most famous for its world-class Cabernets and Chardonnays. The region's acclaim officially took off following a 1976 tasting in Paris when renowned judges chose a Napa Chardonnay and Cabernet over top French wines made from the same grapes.

Most wineries in the region produce either a Chardonnay or a Cabernet, and usually it's both. Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel are also grown with success in Napa Valley. You'll likely recognize the names of some of the viticultural areas within Napa Valley, including St. Helena, Stag's Leap and Carneros.

Region / California

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When it comes to US wine production, California is King. California wines account for almost 90% of all wines produced in the United States each year, and is home to the most celebrated vineyards and producers in the country. California is probably best known for its world-famous Cabernets and Chardonnays, many of which hail from its two most-acclaimed AVAs, Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Other prominent grapes used in California wines include Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Zinfandel (which California made popular).

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The United States now ranks fourth in the world in wine production behind, France, Italy, and Spain. While about 90% of that wine is produced in California, other states like Oregon, New York, and Washington are establishing themselves as prime spots for wine production, as well. Just about any variety of wine can be found in production somewhere in the United States.

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SKU 99595
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations
Country United States
Region California
District Napa Valley
Product Location - Location-Appellation Napa Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.9%
Wine/Spirit Brand Charles Krug
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2018
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
Brand Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 / 750 ml.

2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 99666

RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st May 2002
The rich, cedar-stained 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon needs a bit of time still to digest its oak. Menthol and toast dominate the nose, but give it a bit of time in the glass and the cassis and blackberry fruit begins to come through. It’s full-bodied and velvety in feel, not quite as broad and plush as the Proprietary Blend but perhaps a touch more focused and streamlined. (Joe Czerwinski)
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RP96+96+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 14th Jan 2021
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Samantha’s was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels, 68% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it slips slowly out of the glass with captivating scents of black raspberries, Morello cherries, black currant pastilles and rose oil, followed by suggestions of cedar chest, pencil lead and black olives. The full-bodied palate is charged with amazing energy, featuring vivacious red and black berry layers and a firm backbone of grainy tannins, lifted by refreshing acidity and bags of crunchy fruit on the long finish. 617 cases were made. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - May 31, 2022
This has an old-school hint, showing warm earth and roasted cedar hints, with a mix of steeped plum and warmed cassis fruit flavors. There’s a strong tug of loam through the finish, giving this a youthfully grippy feel. Offers more heft than purity, but this is plenty solid. Best from 2023 through 2036. 615 cases made. (James Molesworth)
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RP97+97+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2020
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate offers up intense notes of warm cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, blackberry preserves and wild blueberries with hints of smoked meats, cast iron pan, Indian spices and mossy tree bark in the undercurrent. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is taut and tightly wound, featuring muscular black fruits and a very firm, grainy texture, finishing long and mineral laced. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
VN9797 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2021
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate is one of the most elegant wines I have tasted from Vineyard 29. Bright and beautifully delineated, with striking energy, the 29 Estate is so impressive. Rich dark blue-toned fruit, licorice, lavender and chocolate infuse the 2018 with layers of nuance that continue to unfold over time. This is such a gorgeous wine. (Antonio Galloni)
JD96+96+ pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 1/27/2021
The gorgeous 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate displays the quality of this vintage, revealing a deep purple/plum color as well as well complex notes of currants, cedar pencil, dried tobacco, chocolate, and leafy herbs. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and incredibly elegant on the palate, it builds nicely with time in the glass and has ripe, yet present tannins, wonderful overall balance, and a great finish. A classic, complete Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, it will benefit from 2–4 years of bottle age and keep for 15–20+. (Jeb Dunnuck)
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Charles Krug Chardonnay 2021 / 750 ml.

2021 / 750 ml.

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RP8888 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 4th May 2023
Roughly half barrel fermented, the 2021 Chardonnay Carneros offers up hints of pencilly oak on the nose, accenting pear, melon and pineapple notes. It’s medium-bodied, plump and slightly creamy on the palate, then finishes crisp, on a more citrusy note. Enjoy it over the next couple of years. (Joe Czerwinski)
WE8888 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2023
Well-concentrated and ripe-tasting, this full-bodied wine feels soft and smooth in texture while delivering poached pear and peach syrup flavors. (Jim Gordon)
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VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2022
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is gorgous. Bright and vibrant, the 2019 offers a compelling mix of inky red fruit, blood orange and exotic spice, all in a style that marries richness with energy. In that sense, it is a super-classic 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet. (Antonio Galloni)
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Charles Krug Merlot 2018 / 750 ml.

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Item #: 82655

WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2021
Softly layered in dense flavors of blueberry, mocha and baking spice, this is a food-friendly wine, with supple tannins and integrated oak. It holds its full-bodied weight and concentration well, adding 11% Cabernet Sauvignon into the mix.
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RP8888 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Oct 2019
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon has a nose of cassis, blackberries and plums with bay leaves and tapenade. The palate is medium-bodied, soft and juicy with nice freshness and an uncomplicated finish.
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WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2021
A fine wine made for an attractive price, this opens in rich, perfumed brambles of berry and cherry, with a side note of cassis. An herbal undertone provides varietal character around soft, supple tannins and rounded approachability.
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2021
Ripe and enticing, with a soft-edged core of blackberry, raspberry and black cherry preserves, backed by sweet toast and mulled spice notes. A sassafras hint enlivens the finish. Drink now through 2023. 38,000 cases made.
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