Robert Craig Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


SKU 9392400002


Aromas of graphite and slate, cedar and black licorice, exotic black berry, currant and rose oil. Big, full and rich on the palate, with black currant, tar and earth finishing with chewy and lingering tannins.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Mt. Veeder
Brand Robert Craig
  • wa95+

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder comes from an 1,800-foot elevation vineyard in the Mayacamas Mountains. This seems to be the biggest, densest, most backward of the wines, with a boatload of tannins still to resolve, but with glorious levels of blueberry and blackberry fruit. There's something about these Mount Veeder Cabernets: when they're good, they're super-good. It has considerable tannin and structure as well as an opaque purple color. It is full-bodied, exhibits tremendous potential, and should age beautifully for 15 or more years. This is a stunning wine, but, of all the Robert Craig 2012s, the one that requires the most patience. Forget it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following 15-20.

Robert Parker, October 2014