Reviews The WineKnitter Vol. 26 No. 08 Wine

Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc 2021


Charles Krug winery was founded in 1861 in the heart of Napa Valley. 1n 1943 the Mondavi family purchased this iconic estate, and for over 75 years, they have carried on its legacy with the fourth generation now at the helm. The grapes for this 100% Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from the historic St. Helena estate in Napa.  

Nose: Floral, citrus, and tropical fruit.
Palate:  Notes of juicy ruby grapefruit, green apple, and a hint of honey with citrus zest on the finish. Crisp acidity and very refreshing.
Alcohol: 13%
SRP: $20
Pairing suggestions: Enjoy as an aperitif or pair with seafood, shellfish, salads, veggies, goat cheese, or creamy pasta dishes.

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Penny is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer. Her sensory examination and evaluation of wine and food are noteworthy. Penny has a popular website called The WineKnitter that takes you with her to discover wine/spirits, travel, food, and culture worldwide. She began her serious foray into the world of wine in the early 1980s, where she was part of three very successful family-owned restaurants in NYC and "cut her teeth,” so to speak, with wines such as Petrus, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut Brion, Cristal, etc. Penny has an extensive presence on many social media sites, and her education is ongoing with wine seminars, wine tastings, and culinary delights from around the world. She studied at the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, completed WSET Level 2 Certification with Distinction, and is continuing with Level 3, advanced certification in wine. Penny is a member of The Wine Media Guild.

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