' Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon
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2009 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

92 pts - Robert Parker, Jr. 


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About This Wine:
Created by Robert Craig in 1993, this classic Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon from Robert Craig's estate vineyard in the foothills south of Stag's Leap is always predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon. Petit Verdot is added to the blend for deep, concentrated flavors and a touch of Malbec introduced for further weight, complimented by silky Merlot and Cabernet Franc spice.  The fruit is hand-picked, hand-sorted and kept in separate lots during fermentation and barrel aging.  The blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc.

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Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2009
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition:
86% Cabernet Sauvignon
6% Petit Verdot
5% Merlot
2% Malbec
1% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Napa Valley
Harvest Date: Sept. 23 – Oct. 30
Sugar: 24.7 Brix
Acid: .61
PH: 3.77
Aging: 17 months in French oak, 60% new and 40% second year; unfined and unfiltered
Ageability: 15-20+ years
Bottling Date: April 2011
Alcohol %: 14.5%
RPRating: 92
Tasting Notes:

Aroma: Complex fragrance of black cherry, blackberry, cassis and dark espresso, with underlying crushed granite and floral notes of dusty rose petal and violets.
Flavors: Rich, concentrated black and red fruit flavors are wide and deep. Sleek, silky tannins bring substantial weight to the mid-palate, topped with layers of cassis, graphite, roasted coffee and violets.
Finish: The sweet tannins stride down the finish, bringing along black pepper, cigar box spice and a pronounced minerality.

Vineyard Notes:

The Affinity estate vineyard is located to the south of Stag’s Leap, in the southeastern foothills of Mt. George. Average yield: 2.8 tons/acre. Elevation: Varied foothills elevations and exposures. Soils: Sparse, rocky alluvial. The Bordeaux-like growing conditions produce concentrated black-red Cabernet fruit that provides the foundation for a full-bodied wine of great power and elegance.


6,000 cases








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