Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations 2014
We pulled out one of our favorite wines over the weekend, Charles Krug Family Reserve Generations 2014. This is a flagship wine for Charles Krug. We had the pleasure of visiting Charles Krug back in June and enjoyed this wonderful wine as we walked around the beautiful property. This is definitely a winery you need to visit when you go to Napa!
We opened this up in the afternoon as the heat of the day disappeared and the nice coastal breeze started to flow. After decanting for a couple hours, we were greeted with flavors of black berries, cherries and plums with hints of chocolate and vanilla. You talk about a balanced wine, the tannins and acidity balanced perfectly with the fruity flavors. Made with 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petite Verdot, 4% Merlot and 3% Malbec aged 20 months in new French oak. This mouth-watering red blend rolled like velvet across the palate with a very nice long finish! It was perfect to enjoy with our wonderful sunsets!
I easily give this wine 4 glasses!
My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds.
Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's.
Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine!
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