The 2007 season began dry, about 60% of normal precipitation with some
very cold days and single-digit nighttime temperatures around the New Year
holiday. Temperatures were warmer than normal as winter continued into
spring with resulting earlier budding, bloom and set in the vineyards across
all varieties. The summer months continued on the mild to cool side, with
few days topping 100 degrees. There was a brief period of heat that spiked
around Labor Day, but the temperatures cooled after several... View More
While its high percentage of Petite Sirah raises the specter of obvious tannin, this lively, well-fruited Zinfandel is largely free of toughness. It is, fact, buoyant and bright with a long line of zingy, young, berry-like fruit, and it is just the kind of well-balanced wine that we envision when looking for the right partner for pastas bathed in rich Bolognese meat sauces.
The Charles Krug Winery was established in 1861 as the first winery in the Napa Valley by Prussian-born visionary and revolutionary Charles Krug. Today the winery focuses on handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varieties grown within with Napa Valley appellations and sub-appellations. The winery remains under the stewardship of the Peter Mondavi Sr Family, who purchased the historic winery in 1943. Peter Mondavi Sr remains at the helm of the winery, with day-to-day operations handled by his two sons Marc and Peter Jr.