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Robert Craig Zinfandel Howell Mountain Napa Valley 2007

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Aroma: Howell Mountain's wild reaches come through in concentrated black raspberry fruit, mountain lilac, ground white/black pepper, and a touch ofanisette and rose petals.Flavors: Gorgeous wild berry fruit flows from the opening aromatics, finding great depth in the mid-palate and enlivened by pepper, warm spices and a volcanic minerality.Finish: Supple tannins and luscious fruit come together in a strong, lingering finish. General: A layered, stylish, multi-dimensional example of Howell Mountain at its best, made with finesse. Decanting recommended. Cuisine: BBQ salmon with roasted potatoes; pan-seared trout; grilled rib-eye; short ribs simmered in Zinfandel sauce. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **

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Region: USA » California » Napa » Howell Mountain

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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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 Zinfandel Howell Mountain Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/24/2014

Aroma: Howell Mountain's wild reaches come through in concentrated black raspberry fruit, mountain lilac, ground white/black pepper, and a touch ofanisette and rose petals.Flavors: Gorgeous wild berry fruit flows from the opening aromatics, finding great depth in the mid-palate and enlivened by pepper, warm spices and a volcanic minerality.Finish: Supple tannins and luscious fruit come together in a strong, lingering finish. General: A layered, stylish, multi-dimensional example of Howell Mountain at its best, made with finesse. Decanting recommended. Cuisine: BBQ salmon with roasted potatoes; pan-seared trout; grilled rib-eye; short ribs simmered in Zinfandel sauce. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


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

Aroma: Howell Mountain's wild reaches come through in concentrated black raspberry fruit, mountain lilac, ground white/black pepper, and a touch ofanisette and rose petals.Flavors: Gorgeous wild berry fruit flows from the opening aromatics, finding great depth in the mid-palate and enlivened by pepper, warm spices and a volcanic minerality.Finish: Supple tannins and luscious fruit come together in a strong, lingering finish. General: A layered, stylish, multi-dimensional example of Howell Mountain at its best, made with finesse. Decanting recommended. Cuisine: BBQ salmon with roasted potatoes; pan-seared trout; grilled rib-eye; short ribs simmered in Zinfandel sauce. - Winery ** Only 6 in Stock **




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