2007 Robert Craig Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Firm, rich and chunky, with dense, mocha-laced currant, wild berry and blackberry flavors that are full-bodied and rustic in texture, with a notable mineral and crushed rock quality, followed by a finish that combines tannic strength with fruit persistence. Drink now through 2022.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Interestingly enough, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder was also closed. However, it didn’t take long to coax some spice box, cedar, cassis, truffle, and chocolate out of the aromas. In the mouth, the wine is dense, full-bodied, but again, very tannic, almost atypically so for a 2007. I would forget it for at least 3-4 years and drink it over the following two decades. This is the best group of wines I have ever tasted from Robert Craig Winery. Not only is there not a single disappointment in this portfolio, but these are all noteworthy wines, with thrilling levels of quality. Moreover, they are moderately priced for Napa Valley as well as ageworthy. I think these are the finest wines that I have ever tasted from Robert Craig Cellars.
A lovely and complex Cabernet from this mountain in the southerly Mayacamas chain. It shows the big, firm tannins of its origins, with a dry sturdiness backing up the intense black currant flavors. Drinkable now for sheer decadence, although it also seems to have the stuffing to age for a decade.
Elements of black cherries, cassis, sweet oak and a bare hint of briar combine nicely in the nose here, and the wine follows suit in the mouth even if picking up a noticeable boost in ripeness. Full, slightly fleshy and unconcerned with finesse, it runs into a bit of latter-palate coarseness and heat that combine to make us believe that its best mealtime partner will be hearty hunks of well-seasoned beef.