2018 Krupp Brothers Chardonnay

Chardonnay - 750ML
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jebdunnuck.com, January 2021

Starting with the 2018 Chardonnay Stagecoach Vineyard, which comes from a site on Pritchard Hill, it has a medium gold color as well as a classic Napa Valley Chardonnay nose of buttered stone fruits, hazelnuts, golden...
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2019

(92-94+ points) A barrel sample, the 2018 Chardonnay leaps from the glass with expressive white peach, lemon curd and pink grapefruit notes with touches of fresh ginger, marzipan and brioche. The palate is medium to...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Napa Valley
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Krupp Brothers Chardonnay is a remarkable white wine that showcases the excellence of California's North Coast region. With its elegant and expressive character, this wine is sure to captivate the palates of enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

In the glass, this Chardonnay boasts a beautiful medium gold color, enticing the eye with its radiant hue. The aromas that emanate from the glass are nothing short of enchanting. Vibrant notes of white peach, lemon curd, and pink grapefruit immediately greet the senses, creating a tantalizing bouquet. As the wine opens up, subtle hints of fresh ginger, marzipan, and brioche emerge, adding layers of complexity and intrigue.

On the palate, the 2018 Krupp Brothers Chardonnay truly shines. It is medium to full-bodied, displaying a remarkable balance between richness and restraint. The citrus and stone fruit notes are exquisitely integrated, offering a harmonious blend of flavors. Savory nut and bread-inspired nuances add depth and texture, elevating the overall tasting experience. The finish is long and satisfying, with a touch of minerality that lingers on the palate.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this Chardonnay an impressive score of 94 points. They described it as a barrel sample that showcases restrained citrus and stone fruit notes, along with savory nut and bread-inspired nuances. According to their review, this wine has great potential for aging.

Jeb Dunnuck, another respected critic, also praised the 2018 Krupp Brothers Chardonnay. He noted its classic Napa Valley Chardonnay nose, which includes buttered stone fruits, hazelnuts, golden cream, and toasted bread. Dunnuck commended its rich and medium to full-bodied profile, emphasizing its elegant and seamless texture.

The 2018 Krupp Brothers Chardonnay is a wine that exemplifies the artistry and craftsmanship of its producer. With its impeccable balance, expressive aromas, and lingering finish, it is a true delight for Chardonnay enthusiasts. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a gourmet meal, this wine promises a memorable and gratifying experience.