Their 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 their collection – from their 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.
The latest release of the iconic M5 Cabernet opens with a complex layering of savory-sweet and mountain flora notes, violet, cardamom, black currant, oak moss and California bay leaf. The palate – with the power and depth of a wine from red rocky mountain soils – extends those elements with luscious dark fruits, blackberry, and black raspberry carried by tannins that are both robust and plush.
Pair with beef tenderloin in a horseradish garlic sauce, or pasta carbonara.
Drink January 2023 through 2052.
Barrel Aging: 19 months in 100% new French oak
Source: Stagecoach Vineyard
Elevation: 1,420 – 1,520 feet
Release Date: August 14, 2022
Rating: 95-97+ Wine Advocate
Production: 345 cases