A unbeatable value proprietary red from Robert Craig Winery.
The fruit for the Robert Craig 2012 Mt. George Cuvée is made from fruit that comes from the same estate vineyard source as the grapes for the winery's flagship Bordeaux blend, Affinity. This is like the second label for that flagship, made from lots that don't go into the main wine. A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 23% Petit Verdot aged for five months in French oak barrels. Blue fruit and rosemary scents fill the nose, while the palate teems with dark blue fruit, black olive, cocoa powder and cured tobacco.
Robert Craig has consistently ranked among the foremost Napa Valley Cabernet producers since its founding in 1992. The Napa Cabernet is a new introduction the lineup and a fantastic buy.
Robert Parker: "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, has a deep ruby/purple color, a sweet blueberry and blackcurrant fruit-scented nose, not much complexity, but medium to full body, good purity, lushness and an attractive price for Napa. Drink it over the next 10-12 years."
Robert Craig has consistently ranked among the foremost Napa Valley Cabernet producers since its founding in 1992. The Affinity is a Cab-based bordeaux blend. Highly Recommended.
Robert Parker: "Robert Craig is still one of the most consistent wineries in terms of quality and keeping pricing within realistic levels, not something frequently seen in Napa Valley. The least expensive wine is the Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity, the estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills just south of Stag’s Leap blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. An absolutely stunning value in Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, the wine has an inky/purple color, a big sweet kiss of créme de cassis, spice box, mocha and assorted black fruits. It is full-bodied and ripe with low acidity and sweet tannins. This wine is showy and up front, but has enough stuffing to last 7-10 years or more."
Robert Craig has consistently ranked among the foremost Napa Valley Cabernet producers since its founding in 1992. Limited.
93 Points Robert Parker: "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is another dark, powerful wine. Incense, licorice, smoke, tobacco and scorched earth flow from the glass. There is plenty of Mt. Veeder character in the wine’s flavor profile and structure. Though compelling, readers need to give the 2010 time for the chewy, mouthcoating tannins to lose a bit of their edginess. The 2010 is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030."