Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2009
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is big, broad-shouldered wine loaded with class and personality. Firm tannins provide the backdrop for layers of dark red fuit in this super-expressive, racy Cabernet Sauvignon. Tar, licorice, menthol, iron and smoke nuances develop in the glass, adding a sense of gravitas. This is a striking totally beautiful wine from Robert Craig...96" WA 12/11 "Intense, focused and vibrant, with a beam of mineral-laced dried berry, currant and cedar flavors, this is slow to unfold but does so gracefully. Long and persistent...92" WS 10/12 "Good full ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, cassis, licorice, minerals and chocolately oak. Rich, plush and sweet, with a pliant, three-dimensional texture to the flavors of black fruits, spices and cocoa powder. Builds impressively and spreads out on the back end, which features serious but suave tannins and a lingering medicinal quality. Quite supple for young Mount Veeder cabernet and long on personality. Gained in sweetness with extended time in the recorked bottle, without losing any of its mineral energy. As good a cabernet as I've tasted from this winery for years - and their Howell Mountain bottling is in the same class...94" IWC 05/12
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Good full ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, cassis, licorice, minerals and chocolatey oak. Rich, plush and sweet, with a pliant, three-dimensional texture to the flavors of black fruits, spices and cocoa powder. Builds impressively and spreads ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder 750ml
This hits the jackpot. You taste it and are struck by its incredible richness, but then the balance kicks in, making it all the more impressive. It shows intense mountain flavors of blackberry, currant and dark chocolate, which are set into firm tannins. New oak brings delicious layers of vanilla and buttered toast. So good now, you can hardly keep your hands off the cork, but it should develop for many years.
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 black fruit build towards the muscular, virile finish. Simply put, this is a stunning example of Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain. The 2009 Howell Mountain is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot and 2% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2019–2029+.
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Aroma: Wild mountain fruit, pure and concentrated, is intertwined with cassis, cocoa powder, cedar and delicate black rose. Underlying notes of graphite and crushed rock add a Bordeaux-like minerality. Flavors: An elegant mouthful of Mt. Veeder black currant, sweet cassis and powdered chocolate is followed by pencil lead, lively mineral notes, and warm stones. Finish: Deep layers of black cherry and berry are bolstered by finegrained mountain tannins and enlivened by bracing acidity. General: This beautifully structured wine is built for the long-haul. Decanting recommended.
1004 cases produced.
Notes: 70% new, 30% second year. Unfiltered and Unfined
|Total Acidity: .62 grams per liter|
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