How does an iconic Napa Valley winery celebrate seventy-five years of making wine family style? For Peter Mondavi Jr. of Charles Krug Winery, it meant raiding the wine library, corralling family members, and taking the show on the road.
This spring Mondavi hosted a series of masterclasses in New York, Dallas, and Napa Valley, where he guided attendees through a selection of eight Krug Vintage Selection Cabernets dating back to 1964, along with a pre-release sample of 2015 and barrel sample of 2016 vintages. I attended the masterclass in Dallas, then visited the Napa winery less than a week later. This retrospective tasting was truly Napa Valley history in a glass.
Have you had the pleasure to enjoy a well aged Napa Valley Cab? This was my second time tasting Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon made before I was born. Please click the title below and head to Snooth to read about this incredible retrospective, the vintages I tasted, and let me know if you can tell which vintage was my favorite.
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