Our winery is the dream of two brothers who nurtured a passion for wine over decades. After setting down roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jan - an internist with a private medical practice - pursued his winemaking as a hobby for 15 years. While continuing to commute to his medical practice, Jan moved to Napa in 1991 and began to tend grapes – first planting a vineyard surrounding his family's house and then with the help of Bart, he would develop what would become one of Napa's most iconic vineyards, Stagecoach.
In 1999, Jan and Bart founded Krupp Brothers, producing their first vintage: An extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon. Our wines begin at the source – fruit from select blocks that have been carefully chosen by Jan. Today, each wine in our collection – from our mountain Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignons to our Rhone-style Syrah and Tempranillo-based red – embody the vision and passion that has guided the two brothers. We invite you to try them.
With a deep garnet purple hue, the 2016 Malbec brims with boysenberry, black plum and clove. Medium-bodied with supple tannins and bright acidity, flavors of black currant and dark chocolate dominate the palate followed by notes of allspice. A long spicy finish offers black pepper and graphite. Pair with an Angus beef hamburger with Swiss cheese and red wine braised onions or Italian eggplant Parmesan.
Drink now through 2030.
Fermentation: 3-day cold soak, 4 weeks on skins
Cooperage: Gamba, Taransaud
Barrel Aging: 22 months in 66% new French oak
Release Date: August 1, 2019
Source Stagecoach Vineyard: Blocks D6, N10D
Soil Hambright: reddish brown, rocky loam
Clones: MA-595, PV-400
Elevation: 1,420 – 1,490 feet
Production: 150 cases