2008 Robert Craig Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1074691 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder has a dense ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of blueberries, black currants, and spring flowers. It is medium to full-bodied and very juicy, with pure, concentrated fruit, sweet tannin, a hint of graphite and a long finish. While it's not the 2007, it's a beauty. Drink it over the next 10-14 years.  (8/2011)

92 points Wine & Spirits

 The fresh black cherry flavors of this wine have a cool, foresty tone. They add juiciness to the mineral tannins, mellowing the earthy intensity of the cabernet grape skins and softening their grip. Air gentles it further, suggesting it will age well for several years, ready along the way to decant for grilled lamb.  (12/2011)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Made in the richly sweet, softly drinkable modern style. With ultraripe fruit and lots of new oak, it dazzles with blackberry and cherry pie filling, cassis, dark chocolate, anise liqueur and caramel flavors, leading to a long, spicy finish. The tannins are thick, but finely ground. You can drink it now, but it should develop for at least eight years and possibly far longer, in a good cellar.  (12/2011)

91 points Wine Spectator

 At points supple and generous, with ripe plum and black cherry, mineral and anise notes, yet on the finish the tar- and sage-laced tannins give the flavors traction and depth. Drink now through 2021. (Web-2011)

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
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Napa Valley

- America's most famous wine region, which encompasses a varied geographical territory running about 20 miles long from the San Francisco Bay northward to the foot of Mount St. Helena. Napa's great diversity, both in terms of climate and terroir, has led to the creation of a number of smaller AVAs like Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Mount Veeder, among others. Cabernet and chardonnay still reign supreme, but just about everything under the sun is grown in Napa Valley, in quality levels ranging from $2 jug wine to $500 a bottle California cab.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.8