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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Reviews Our 2010 Cabernets

Reviews by Antonio Galloni, Dec. 2012


2010 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

“. . .This is an especially dark, brooding wine loaded with character. The relatively large presence of Petit Verdot is felt in the wine’s baritone fruit and muscular personality . . .without question a highly intriguing wine. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.” Score: 92

2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

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“. . .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. . .chewy, mouthcoating tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. ”  Score: 93+

2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

“The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is an effortless and totally gracious wine...plenty of underlying structure, power and depth. The essence of raspberry jam, flowers, mint and sweet spices is layered in the elegant finish.” Score: 93 Points


OTHER NEWS


Robert Craig Winery selected by Wine & Spirits Magazine as a "Top 100 Winery of the Year" for 2012!

Robert Craig Winery has been named to the Wine & Spirits "Top 100 Wineries" of the year, it was announced on Sept. 17.  Those wineries from around the world that have delivered "the best overall performances" in the magazine's tastings are selected for this honor.  Click here for a Top 100 flyer.

2009 Affinity ~ Named one of "Napa Valley's best from memorable vintage" in the SAN  FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Wine Section!
The May 20, 2012 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle's Wine & Food Section features the 2009 vintage of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons highlighted by the tasting panel's "cross-section of Napa's best from a memorable vintage." The panel tasted 60 wines in all price ranges and selected 17 to feature including our 2009 Affinity.  For the article, go to the SF Chronicle website.

"2009 Robert Craig Affinity Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($50, 14.5%): Craig has long been an expert in the Napa hillsides, but there's something notably appealing about this blend (Petit Verdot and Merlot make cameos) from the foothills around Mount George in southeast Napa. An enthusiastic dose of oak can't mask great dried-herb and graphite complexity, or its robust bramble fruit character. Big and dense, with a plushness and tea-like herbal side."

2009 Zinfandel ~ Howell Mountain is a WINE & SPIRITS Top Selection!

The April 2012 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine gives our 2009 Zinfandel from Black Sears Vineyard high marks with a score of 95 points. "It's rare for a California wine to smell so distinctly of where it is grown...It has the blackness of coal and caviar, the concentration of tobacco, the floral scent of a rose...the oak enriches the texture and focuses the firm juiciness of the wine. It's powerful but accessible now, suited to ten years of age."  Score: 95

2008 Mt. Veeder Cabernet in WINE & SPIRITS Top Cabernet Selections for 2011!

The 2008 Mt. Veeder is rated in the top 35 of this year's best California Cabernets, in between the $225 Shafer Hillside Select and a $95 Nickle & Nickle Oakville vineyard designated Cabernet.  Complete listings can be found in the December issue. 
Here is the review: "The fresh black cherry flavors of this wine have a cool, foresty tone. They add juiciness to the mineral tannins, mellowing the earthy intensity of the Cabernet grape skins and softening their grip. Air gentles it further, suggesting it will age well for several years, ready along the way for grilled lamb. ~  Score 92" ($70)

 

THE CRAIG'S IN FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE
2012 Guide To Top-Value Wines in all price categories!

The 2012 F&W Wine Guide to the best quality and value in worldwide wines lists 37 Napa Valley producers, including Robert Craig Winery. We're in great company, considering there are over 450 Napa Valley wineries and over 600 different brands!
You can order this pocket-size guide click here. 
Featured Robert Craig wines are the 2009 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay & the 2008 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

CLICK HERE FOR ALL CURRENT & PAST REVIEWS ~ 2002-2012


GOING GREEN! 

We are very pleased to have received both the Napa Green Vineyard and Winery Certifications for sustainable environmental practices from our vineyards all the way through the winemaking process.  The certification applies to our Howell Mountain and Affinity estate vineyards and to our winery facility on Howell Mountain. 

Napa Green encompasses the wine industry's most comprehensive "best practices" for land-use and wine production.  It's a voluntary program administered by the Napa Valley Vintners Association and is certified by independent state and county agencies.

More program details are on the Napa Vintners website, and for an in-depth look at qualifying for Napa Green, go to the Craig Blog.

Green Certificate - Affinity

Green Certificate - Howell Mountain

 




The following items are available for trade, press and consumer use. For more information, please contact:


Elton Slone ~ elton@robertcraigwine.com

phone: 707-252-2250 x7
fax: 707-252-2639
625 Imperial Way, Suite One
Napa, California 94559

MARKETING MATERIALS

2012 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries

2009 Zinfandel ~ Howell Mountain/Wine & Spirits Review

2009 Affinity Cabernet Sell Sheet

2008 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sell Sheet

2007 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sell Sheet

2007 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sell Sheet

Wine Spectator/2007 Howell Mtn/Spring Mtn Cabernet Sauvignons

Wine Spectator/2007 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Parker Reviews/2006 Vintage

Robert Parker Reviews/2007 Vintage

Winery Background - Adobe PDF





Reviews




Tasting Notes - Adobe PDF

  
2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Spring Mountain  Cabernet Sauvignon  (sold out)

2010 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay

2011 Mt. George Cuvée

2011 Howell Mountain Zinfandel



2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Mt. George Cuvée

2010 Howell Mountain Zinfandel



2008 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Mt. George Cuvée


2009 Howell Mountain Zinfandel

2010 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay



2007 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Spring Mountain  Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Howell Mountain Zinfandel

2008 Mt. George Cuvee

2009 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay



2006 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon


2006 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon


2006 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Howell Mountain Zinfandel

2007 Mt. George Cuvee

2008 Durell Chardonnay

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2005 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Howell Mountain Zinfandel

2006 Mt. George Cuvee

2007 Durell Chardonnay

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News Releases - Adobe PDF


Labels - High- res JPEG: 300dpi


2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay




2009 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon



2008 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon

2008 Mt. Veeder Cabermet Sauvignon

2008 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Mt. George Cuvée

2009 Howell Mountain Zinfandel

2010 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay



2007 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon


2009 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay




2006 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Affinity

2007 Howell Mountain Zinfandel

2007 Mt. George Cuvee

2008 Durell Chardonnay



2005 Affinity














Shelf  Talkers - Adobe PDF


 
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