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Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Napa Valley 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Surely one of the princes in the production of Calif cab.Very well knit in terms of texture and flavors."Offers a firm mix of dried berry, cedar, crushed rock and savory herb. Intense...." Wine Spectator

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

External Reviews for Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/06/2013

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain bursts from the glass with expressive layers of roasted coffee beans, graphite, scorched earth and tar. It is a massive wine, yet shows remarkable balance and harmony from start to finish. Layers of racy bl... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 750ml



Surely one of the princes in the production of Calif cab.Very well knit in terms of texture and flavors."Offers a firm mix of dried berry, cedar, crushed rock and savory herb. Intense...." Wine Spectator

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