Robert Craig Cellars Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
"Tighter and more tannic than this winery's Howell Mountain bottling, and more concentrated in blackberry and cherry essence. This is an extraordinarily young wine that defines the vintage's potential. It requires patience, but the balance is such that it's a lock for the long haul. Cellar until 2010 and beyond."
Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from a single vineyard source located high on a western ridgetop above Napa Valley. Characterized by dense, generous fruit and complex layers of flavors, integrated with exceptionally fine, ripe tannins. Blend: 90% Cabernet, 7% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.
Aroma: Rich, dark black fruit and roasted coffee, followed by dusty cedar, anise and herbs. Flavors: Forward, concentrated ripe black cherry, currant, plum and spice with a touch of cedar and mocha.
Finish: black fruit lengthens and combines with sweet oak and silky chocolate. Seamless integration of flavors from start to finish.