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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Robert Craig Cellars Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 126674)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Lovely aromas of dark red fruit, mountain lavender and white pepper are layered with Howell Mountain's dusty volcanic perfume. Succulent, wild mountain berries and raspberry preserves are enlivened by pretty notes of wildflowers, signature Howell Mountain pepper and sweet spice. More deep berry, black cherry and dusty red stone flavors pour through with great weight in the mid-palate, building to a deliciously long finish. Exceptional structure defines this Cabernet; exhibiting lively and expressive flavors, complimented byround, full tannins. Decanting is recommended.
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About Robert Craig Cellars:

Robert Craig Winery showcases four Cabernet Sauvignons produced from Napa Valley mountain and hillside vineyards, including Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from their estate vineyard, Affinity, a classic Bordeaux-style Cabernet, and powerhouse Cabernets from Mount Veeder and Spring Mountain. Each wine conveys a unique personality derived from the soils, climate and varietal characteristics of the growing region. Robert Craig has been a pioneer in mountain vineyard development for over 30 years. During the 1980s, he directed vineyard and winery development on Mount Veeder. Robert Craig wines debuted in 1992. The winery facility is located at 2300 feet atop Howell Mountain, with a Tasting Salon in Downtown Napa.