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Robert Craig Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Robert Craig Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

  BN#557670
Category: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: California » Napa Valley » Mt. Veeder
Producer: Robert Craig

Price:$84.95

in mixed case $76.45

SKU 9000850

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Please join Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits and Élevage Restaurant on Thursday, October 15th at 6:30PM for a Robert Craig Wine Dinner. Robert Craig is a producer of exquisite, mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignon who celebrates three decades crafting wines from vineyards in the highest, most remote reaches of the Napa Valley. During the 1980’s, Robert developed over 300 acres of vineyards on Mt. Veeder and served as general manager of the Hess Collection Winery. Along the way, he spearheaded the campaign to have Mt. Veeder designated as a special appellation district in 1990 and consulted on the Spring Mountain Appellation. The opportunity to start his own winery in 1992 with three long-time friends was the realization of a long-held dream to handcraft small quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon from great winegrowing appellations of Napa Valley. His first Cabernet debuted in 1995. In 2002, the Craig family completed a state-of- the-art winery located at nearly 2300 feet along the summit of Howell Mountain. Throughout the years the wines have continued to improve and today are producing their best wines ever.
We are thrilled to welcome Adam Glatt from the Robert Craig Winery for a six-course dinner featuring six different Robert Craig wines. The price is $150.00 per person (all inclusive of tax and gratuity). Reservations are required and can be made by clicking the BUY button above. Please see below for the featured wines:

2012 Robert Craig ‘Howell Mountain’ Cabernet Sauvignon $89.95
“The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain comes from an elevation of nearly 2,300 feet and tiny yields of 1.8 tons of fruit per acre. From red, rocky volcanic soils, it is a spicy, rich wine with dark mountain fruits, a hint of graphite and white chocolate (or is it mocha?). This is full-bodied, magical stuff that should drink well for at least ten years. Robert Craig is still one of the most consistent wineries in terms of quality and keeping pricing within realistic levels, not something frequently seen in Napa Valley.” 95 Points Robert Parker

2012 Robert Craig ‘Mount Veeder’ Cabernet Sauvignon $84.95
“The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder comes from an 1,800-foot elevation vineyard in the Mayacamas Mountains. This seems to be the biggest, densest, most backward of the wines, with a boatload of tannins still to resolve, but with glorious levels of blueberry and blackberry fruit. There’s something about these Mount Veeder Cabernets: when they’re good, they’re super-good. It has considerable tannin and structure as well as an opaque purple color. It is full-bodied, exhibits tremendous potential, and should age beautifully for 15 or more years. This is a stunning wine, but, of all the Robert Craig 2012s, the one that requires the most patience. Forget it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following 15-20.” 95+ Points Robert Parker

2012 Robert Craig ‘Affinity’ Cabernet Sauvignon $55.95
“The least expensive wine is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity, the estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills just south of Stag’s Leap blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. An absolutely stunning value in Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, the wine has an inky/purple color, a big sweet kiss of créme de cassis, spice box, mocha and assorted black fruits. It is full-bodied and ripe with low acidity and sweet tannins. This wine is showy and up front, but has enough stuffing to last 7-10 years or more. Robert Craig is still one of the most consistent wineries in terms of quality and keeping pricing within realistic levels, not something frequently seen in Napa Valley.” 92 Points Robert Parker

2012 Robert Craig ‘Black Sears Vineyard’ Zinfandel $55.95
“Sourced from the neighboring Black Sears Vineyard, this Zinfandel has earned a reputation for impressive purity, structure and elegance, combining the power of mountain Zinfandel fruit with winemaking finesse in the cellar. The wine’s signature Howell Mountain pedigree is evident, with deep blackberry, white pepper and a refreshing minerality at the forefront.”

2012 Robert Craig ‘Durell Vineyard’ Chardonnay $55.95
“As emissaries of a Napa Valley Mountain Cabernet house, we often thirst for a crisp, refreshing sip of chilled white for a change of pace. Slipping over to Hog Island Oyster Co. (200 yards from Bar Craig in the Oxbow market) for a few Tomales Bay gems over lunch, we found our white wine choices to be somewhat limited. They don’t buy Craig cab in Paris, so why should I support my California oyster habit with French Muscadet? Too often, the domestic whites we encountered proved sweet, or oaked-up, or fat and lazy … or all three at once! To counter this trend, our Durell Chardonnay exhibits tremendous complexity that is supported by the bright citrus, orange rind, minerality and nervous acid that are the hallmarks of the vineyard. It is our nod to Puligny from the Sonoma Valley. No malo, no problem.”

2013 Robert Craig ‘Gap’s Crown Vineyard’ Chardonnay $55.95
“It takes less than an hour to drive from our Napa Tasting Salon to Tomales Bay, where the finest oysters in the world make their home. It takes only 5 minutes for us to walk to The Hog Island Oyster Bar in the Oxbow Market to get our fix. A big, buttery, low acid, oaked-up Chardonnay would not be a fit at all for such delicate, complex fare. At Robert Craig Winery we strive every year to make a white wine worthy of comparison with the finest in the world. Racy, mineral laden, structured, precise and focused would be apt descriptors for our first release of Gap’s Crown Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013 vintage. No malo, no problem. Oysters beware.”

Wine Advocate

The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder comes from an 1,800-foot elevation vineyard in the Mayacamas Mountains. This seems to be the biggest, densest, most backward of the wines, with a boatload of tannins still to resolve, but with glorious levels of blueberry and blackberry fruit. There's something about these Mount Veeder Cabernets: when they're good, they're super-good. It has considerable tannin and structure as well as an opaque purple color. It is full-bodied, exhibits tremendous potential, and should age beautifully for 15 or more years. This is a stunning wine, but, of all the Robert Craig 2012s, the one that requires the most patience. Forget it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following 15-20.

Score: 95+, Robert Parker, October 2014

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