Robert Craig Affinity Napa Cabernet 2014 Rated 92WA
Robert Craig Affinity Napa Cabernet 2014 Rated 92WA cab940
Wine Advocate Review
The least expensive wine is the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity, the estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills just south of Stag's Leap blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. An absolutely stunning value in Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, the wine has an inky/purple color, a big sweet kiss of creme de cassis, spice box, mocha and assorted black fruits. It is full-bodied and ripe with low acidity and sweet tannins. This wine is showy and up front, but has enough stuffing to last 7-10 years or more.
The Affinity hallmarks are fully present in aromas of deep black-red fruit, classic cassis and espresso bean, underlain with crushed granite and dusty rose petal. Smooth and sleek on the palate, this balanced wine is loaded with character, presenting intense dark cherry and black plum, lovely cassis, earthy notes of crushed rock and a bracing minerality. Ripe, round tannins are nicely integrated, promising further complexity. The finely-knit flavors build toward a finish of great lift and length, with nothing out of place. Dense fruit leads the way, followed by cigar box spice, black currant, and graphite. A standout hillside Cabernet Sauvignon, perfect for a ribeye. Decanting is recommended.
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 14. 8%