Krutz Family Vineyards is the most recent discovery on my quest to find new and exciting wines. What started out as a hobby turned into a career in 2003 in Monterey County when Patrick Krutz produced sixty cases of wine. The idea was to purchase a ton of grapes a year in order to produce a small amount of wine for family and friends. However, demand soon changed that plan and Krutz Family Cellars continues to grow in an effort to supply that demand. In 2011 Bryan and Cole Krutz joined their brother Patrick as owners and Krutz Family Cellars is now a family owned winery located in Sonoma County.
While the winery is located in Sonoma, the Cabernet grapes for this wine come from vineyards in the Napa Valley. I was tremendously impressed with this wine’s balance. It’s full bodied and lush but has excellent earth and non-fruit tones. This will be a new staple in your collection, your new favorite everyday Cab. I’m excited for you to try it.
MySomm Tasting Notes: “Fragrant nose of rich dark fruit: Fresh blueberry, blackberry preserves & black cherry. Notes of anise, sage, & cedar lift out of the glass. Full bodied with a velvety texture on the palate, the lush dark fruit is balanced by baking spices and subtle damp earth tones that linger on a long finish. Serve slightly chilled and decant for a couple of hours. Drink now-2020.”
MySomm Price – $24/btl (arrival Friday)