2013 Robert Craig Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense aromas of blueberry and blackberry. Hints of minerals. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish. A firm and well-formed red with interest. Better in 2019. (JS)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, which is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, has a deep ruby/purple color, a sweet blueberry and blackcurrant fruit-scented nose...medium to full body, good purity, lushness and an attractive price for Napa. Drink it over the next 10-12 years. (RP)
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is deep, powerful and expressive. Bold red fruit, iron, smoke, licorice and spices flesh out in the glass. Drink this intense, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon over the next few years. This is a solid, entry-level offering from Robert Craig. (AG)
Producer Note: "With the 2013 vintage, we are pleased to present the next generation of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Robert Craig Winery. Our primary mission is to produce wines that feature pure site expression, and this new Cabernet Sauvignon bottling is no exception. Selected half from our estate vineyards, half from exceptional vineyards around the valley, we present this plush, beautifully structured wine, with the depth and power you expect from a Classic Napa Valley Cabernet. As Affinity moves to a single-vineyard bottling, this wine steps in to take its place in our portfolio. Just south of Stag’s Leap, nestled in the Mt. George Foothills on the eastern side of the Napa Valley, our La Londe estate vineyard has produced exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon for our portfolio since Bob Craig purchased the property back in 1993. As a hillside, cane-pruned site that bears just 2.8 tons per acre, the 30-year-old vines allow a rare display of the volcanic, stony soils in the finished wines. Grapes are small, deeply red flavored, and undeniably racy with a big backbone of acidity. Despite an inherent suppleness, the 2013 Affinity Cabernet will cellar easily for decades to come."