Krupp Brothers Winery Napa Valley
The Krupp family began by planting a vineyard with their own name in 1991 and completed their estate holdings by planting the Stagecoach Vineyard on Pritchard Hill in 1996. While the majority of the wines come from the Stagecoach vineyard, a varietal Merlot is released from the Krupp vineyard. All the wines rated below are produced from the Stagecoach site. The more approachable Bordeaux styled wines take the Veraison label while the Black Bart label is used for Rhône styles, and the Krupp Brothers label for the top reds. The dark, spicy and well structured Veraison Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with a smattering of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. The Krupp M5 Cabernet is a dense and brooding red, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and sourced only from the best blocks on Stagecoach. The Synchrony blend is a varying combination of all the Bordeaux grapes and when dominated by Cabernet Franc offering a subtle, characteristic leafy undercurrent to the fruit. The Doctor has a Spanish influence being a blend of Tempranillo, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Of the two Rhône style wines the Black Bart’s Bride is a very characterful peachy and honeyed Viognier, on occasion blended with Marsanne. The Black Bart Syrah is a robust and spicy example with a minerally structure emerging from grapes grown at an altitude of around 1,700 feet. In addition to the wines covered here under the Krupp Brothers label they also produce a Veraison Red blend, a Black Bart Port style Syrah and a Chardonnay. A characterful range of wines produced from yields varying from just over 1 ton to around 3 tons to the acre. (DM)
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