Unfiltered and unfined, Robert Craig Cellars' signature Howell Mountain Cabernet
for 2004 is the most concentrated that they have produced – deep and
seamless from the opening aromatics to a long-lived finish. Crafted
from their estate vineyard atop Howell Mountain, this offering is
redolent of the Appellation's complex terroir, exhibiting abundant
dark red fruit, wild berry, white pepper and spice, enlivened by a
Bordeaux-like mineral character. Fine, supple tannins are nicely
integrated to create exceptional balance and complexity.
Aroma: An exotic perfume of dark fruit, warm spice and roasted
Flavors: Deep, abundant wild berry and black fruit flow down
the palate, accented with pepper, clove, anise and bracing mineral
Finish: Beautifully layered, complex flavors carry through on
the finish, backed by fine, silky tannins.
impressive Cabernet benefits from 30 minutes of decanting in a
pitcher before enjoying.