2009 Robert Craig - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 750ml

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2009 Robert Craig - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

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International Wine Cellar | 93

Bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, bitter cherry, espresso and crushed rock, lifted by a violet topnote. Suave and smooth on entry, with a vibrant peppery nuance, then seamless in the middle; less rich and showy than the Mount Veeder bottling--in fact, still quite dry and uncompromising. The tannins are noble but this tight, high-pitched wine has a medicinal reserve that calls for several years of aging.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Advocate | 96

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain bursts from the glass with expressive layers of roasted coffee beans, graphite, scorched earth and tar. It is a massive wine, yet shows remarkable balance and harmony from start to finish. Layers of racy black fruit build towards the muscular, virile finish. Simply put, this is a stunning example of Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain. The 2009 Howell Mountain is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot and 2% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029+.

Drink Dates: 2019-2029
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 198

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Author: Schoel
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 07/15/2012
Drink Dates: 2018-2025
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Robert Craig's ultra-premium winery is renowned for limited-production, hand-crafted Cabernet Sauvignons from the mountains and foothills of Napa Valley. A pioneer in the development of mountain sources, Robert was involved with The Hess Collection in the 1980s before embarking on his own winemaking project in 1990. The program includes Affinity, a classic Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon blend, and powerhouse Cabernets from Mt. Veeder and Howell Mountain appellations. These award-winning, structured and stylish Cabernets convey a unique personality derived from the soils, climate and varietal characteristics of each growing region. Robert Craig has been a pioneer in Napa Valley mountain vineyards since the 1980s.

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