Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Affinity 2008

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Robert Parker: Robert Craig's 2008 Affinity, which is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, has a dark plum/ruby color, a very evolved and forward nose of spice box, cedar, black plums, and sweet cherries. It is medium-bodied, elegant, and ideal for drinking over the next 7-8 years. (Dec 2010)

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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 Napa Valley Affinity

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

This classic Cabernet blend from the foothills of Napa Valley is defined by power and grace. The 2008 blend remains predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Petit Verdot added for concentrated flavors and a touch of Malbec introduced for further weight, complimented by silky Merlot and Cabernet Franc spice. The result is an intense, deeply satisfying, fullbodied wine that will reward with further bottle age. -Winery ** Only 6 in Stock **


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Source: NapaCabs.com
12/03/2011

Dark black berries, dark-roast espresso and hints of anisette opens up to reveal underlying warm mineral notes Black and red fruit flows freely across the palate, entwined with more espresso, dark chocolate, and touches of violet and licorice.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

Robert Craig Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/10/2014

This classic Cabernet blend from the foothills of Napa Valley is defined by power and grace. The 2008 blend remains predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Petit Verdot added for concentrated flavors and a touch of Malbec introduced for further weight, complimented by silky Merlot and Cabernet Franc spice. The result is an intense, deeply satisfying, fullbodied wine that will reward with further bottle age. -Winery ** SOLD OUT **



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Robert Parker: Robert Craig's 2008 Affinity, which is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, has a dark plum/ruby color, a very evolved and forward nose of spice box, cedar, black plums, and sweet cherries. It is medium-bodied, elegant, and ideal for drinking over the next 7-8 years. (Dec 2010)

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