2019 Charles Krug Carneros Chardonnay
The cool and foggy Carneros region is known for producing grapes with a natural balance of acidity and ripeness. The fruit was hand-picked on a cool night to ensure it reached the winery in pristine condition. This elegantly balanced, medium-bodied wine is half barrel fermented and aged sur-lie. The wine displays inviting notes of tropical fruit and citrus blossom on the nose that gives way to peach and pear flavors on the palette.
NAME2019 Charles Krug Carneros Chardonnay
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
ABOUT THE WINERY
While known in his time as a pioneering visionary, it is doubtful that even Charles Krug could have foreseen how the humble winery he founded in 1861 would forever alter the American wine landscape. The ambitious Prussian immigrant transformed 540 acres of prime Napa Valley land that came to him through marriage to Carolina Bale, into the valley’s very first winery. Years later, another immigrant family ̶̶ the Mondavis from Italy ̶̶ would begin their own chapter at Charles Krug, rising to become the “first family” of American wine.
In 1943, Cesare & Rosa Mondavi, purchase the iconic Charles Krug and build upon the winery’s reputation for innovation and uncompromising quality. The Mondavi Family have now been stewards of this great estate for over 75 years and four generations.