Robert Craig Cellars Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This very limited production of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Crowley Vineyard is pure "Spring Mountain" in its distinctive deep purple color, rich blueberry and exotic plum fruit, and its substantial weight and body. This unfiltered and unfined wine is so pure and harmonious that it reinforces Spring Mountain's reputation as great mountain appellation.
"Remarkably, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain might even eclipse the 2006 – in fact, I think it will. Dense purple to the rim, the wine displays powerful blueberry, blackberry, plum, and truffle notes in the aromas, sensational flavor concentration, a strong floral underpinning, impressive purity, a multi-dimensional, layered, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a fabulous finish. This is a very exciting wine that should drink well for 20-25 years.
The Wine Advocate
"This offers a taut, rich mix of blackberry, red cherry and wild berry flavors that are firm and full-bodied, spicy and complex, ending with ripe tannins that give the flavors traction. Drink now through 2022."
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