Aroma: A delicious mélange of dark black berries, dark-roast espresso and hints of anisette opens up to reveal underlying warm mineral notes, cassis, violets and spice.
Flavors: Signature black and red fruit flows freely across the palate, entwined with more espresso, dark chocolate, and touches of violet and licorice. A warm mineral component echoes the wine’s foothills heritage.
Finish: Firm, supple tannins along the base of the wine keep the luscious fruit aloft through a generous finish, bolstered by crisp acidity.
General: A dense, racy and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that is the perfect match for a ribeye.
Vinous 90 points - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity is succulent and open-knit in personality, with plenty of sweet red cherry, spice, new leather and mint pushed forward. There is a lot to like in the 2013. Best of all, readers won’t have to wait too long as the Affinity is already pretty open.
Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity has an inky purple color that is much more saturated than its two predecessors. This is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in 80% new French oak. This is a richer style of wine with much greater density, power and intensity. Opaque to the rim with more tannin, extract and muscle, this is more of a long-term proposition, so I’d suggest giving it 2-4 years of bottle age, and drinking it over the following 20 years.
93+ Points (Dec 2015)
Named one of California's top 25 "five-star" wineries. Robert Craig has consistently ranked among the foremost Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon producers since its founding in 1992. Robert Craig has garnered 90+ ratings in major wine publications including The Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, Connoisseurs' Guide and Underground Wine Journal.
|Total Acidity: 0.58 g/l 14.5% abv pH:3.82 Residual Sugar:0.0 g/l