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Robert Craig Dinner

Date: Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Time 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Venue: Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits
Contact: Bern's Fine Wines
Phone: 813-250-9463
Email: bernsfinewines@bernssteakhouse.com

Please join Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits Thursday September 27th at 6:30pm-8:30pm for a dinner featuring wines from Robert Craig Winery.  Elton Slone, President and CEO for Robert Craig, will be presenting the wines that have been expertly paired by Chefs Chad Johnson and Jon Atanacio.

 Robert Craig has been a pioneer in mountain vineyard development for over 30 years. During the 1980s, he directed vineyard and winery development for the winery, and in 1992 their first vintage was born.  Located at an elevation of almost 2300 feet on Howell Mountain they are among some of the highest vineyards in Napa.  In 2004 Elton Slone joined the Craig Team and spearheaded the overhaul and reinvestment of farming, and winemaking, breathing new life into its highly coveted vineyard sites.  If you are a fan of Napa Valley mountain fruit then please join us on this exciting dinner opportunity.

$150.00 per person. Seats are limited.

**Please call ahead, or email, with any dietary restrictions**

featured wines

2014 Robert Craig, Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay 
The 2014 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay offers up bright fruit aromas of citrus, apple, pear and white peach along with hints of brioche and baking spice followed up with a subtle floral note. The flavors are crisp and steely with juicy citrus fruit finishing with flint and mineral.
Winery notes

2014 Robert Craig, Black Sears Vineyard Zinfandel 
The fruit is expansive enough that is subsumes the oak influence into its volcanic minerality, bringing to mind obsidian as the grape-skin tannins add a glint of tension to the finish. Scents of roses and bay laurel provide detail within the wine's depths. 
94 points Wine & Spirits

2014 Robert Craig, Mount Veeder Cabernet  
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder comes from a vineyard once owned by the late Robin Williams called Pym Rae (now owned by the Tesseron family from Bordeaux) that sits at an elevation of 1,800 feet. Blueberry, blackberry and cassis are all present in this full-bodied wine that displays the high-elevation bluer fruits that Mt. Veeder can provide. There is a floweriness and full-bodied richness, big extract, but great balance and no rusticity. This beauty should drink well for at least 25-30 years.
95 points Robert Parker

2014 Robert Craig, Spring Mountain Cabernet
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain actually comes from the Crowley Vineyard on the steep slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, planted at nearly 2,000 feet. The beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit, a cool, almost floral note, medium to full body and sensational purity and texture found in this full-bodied wine are classic Spring Mountain characteristics. This is a beauty of finesse and restraint, yet intensity. Drink it over the next 25 years.
94 points Robert Parker

2014 Robert Craig, Howell Mountain Cabernet
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain comes from an elevation of nearly 2,300 feet, from a vineyard planted in red volcanic, rocky soils. Rich, full-bodied, and possibly the star of an impressive line-up of wines, this is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot. Strikingly rich, opaque purple in color, with mulberry, boysenberry, blackberry, graphite and flowers, the wine is rich, chewy, full-bodied, multi-layered, and just a sensational example of Howell Mountain. Sadly, most Napa Howell Mountain Cabernets of this quality sell for $200-plus, but this one is available for under $100, which is to the credit of the folks at Robert Craig. This is 25- to 30-year wine, although there’s no harm in drinking it sooner.
95 points Robert Parker