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Hart Davis Hart USD 60.00 750ml

Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2004

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Robert Craig is a sweet guy who has done a lot for the Napa Valley. This intense yet smooth tannin wines shows why Cab is King. At $45, this is still a great deal.

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Robert Craig Winery:
Robert Craig’s winemaking philosophy is that Cabernet Sauvignons should be made with minimal intervention, so that unique vineyard qualities are displayed in the finished wine. Distinguished by concentrated varietal character, appealing aromas and intense fruit flavors, these Cabernets are balanced, integrated and luscious upon release, while offering great potential for long-term aging. The ... Read more
Robert Craig’s winemaking philosophy is that Cabernet Sauvignons should be made with minimal intervention, so that unique vineyard qualities are displayed in the finished wine. Distinguished by concentrated varietal character, appealing aromas and intense fruit flavors, these Cabernets are balanced, integrated and luscious upon release, while offering great potential for long-term aging. The Robert Craig Winery is located at 2300 atop Howell Mountain, overlooking Napa Valley. The winemaking regimen is undertaken with great care and attention to detail. Each vineyard block is monitored as harvest approaches to assure the proper degree of ripeness, and grapes are picked in small lots. Individual lots are processed separately during fermentation in order to maximize color and character development and closely manage the influence of tannin. Frequent pump-overs in early fermentation produce full extraction of the fruit while providing ripe, round tannins. This small-lot format expands the blending options, allowing for fine-tuning of the wine style. All Cabernets are aged in French oak barrels to gain added complexity. Read less

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External Reviews for Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2004 Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 750ml


External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Winemaker Robert Craig produces wine from hillside grapes on Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder. The grapes for this wine come from the latter region at elevations of up to 1,800 feet. The contours of the 26-acre site offer typical Mount Veeder terrain with multiple hillside exposures and changes in elevation of up to 400 feet. The well-drained sandstone and blue slate soils provide for growing small berries, with yields from one to three tons. Typical of the AVA, this wine is very dark in color with lots of chocolate-peppermint nuances. The blackberry fruit is sweet and bright and the wine is balanced with good acidity. It’s a bit astringent at this point, attesting to its youth. So, hold it for a couple of years and drink it over the ensuing 15. The listed alcohol is high at 14.9 percent, but because of the concentration of the fruit, that aspect is mitigated. The wine was aged for 20 months in French wood, 75 percent of which was new, with the rest having seen two harvests. There were 1,665 cases made.



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