1994 Robert Craig - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

The enticing 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain, with a saturated dark purple color, offers up attractive, youthful aromas of lead pencil, vanillin, minerals, spice, and blackcurrant fruit. A typical mountain Cabernet with copious quantities of tannin, this medium to full-bodied, concentrated, impressively-endowed wine is well-crafted, yet backward and in need of 4-5 years of cellaring. Patience will be a virtue.

Drink Dates: 2002-2012
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 112

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

Remarkably elegant and understated for a Howell Mountain Cabernet, this succeeds with harmony and finesse. Displays layers of currant, anise, cedar, sage and spice, finishes with a mineral edge and dry tannins.

Drink Dates: 2000+


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: Lulu SF
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/01/2011

Rating: 95
Author: moonjockey
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 12/22/2012

Average rating: 90, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

41 bottles owned by 22 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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