Robert Craig Winery

Affinity Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1533 ratings
9.073 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Holly Orchard

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

9.1

Needed a little time to open up, but once it did, this wine had some wonderful layers. This opened with plum, blueberry, purple flowers and rich soil before changing over to more notes of leather, and subtle pepper and nutmeg. The tannins were still pretty firm but balanced. It was a good match for a filet with blue cheese/black pepper/parsley. It was interesting to keep finding the changes in the wine over a couple hours.

Needed a little time to open up, but once it did, this wine had some wonderful layers. This opened with plum, blueberry, purple flowers and rich soil before changing over to more notes of leather, and subtle pepper and nutmeg. The tannins were still pretty firm but balanced. It was a good match for a filet with blue cheese/black pepper/parsley. It was interesting to keep finding the changes in the wine over a couple hours.

Apr 9th, 2018
Matt Ryan

Olive tapenade right now.

Olive tapenade right now.

Jan 29th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Excellent mouth feel. The texture is smooth full bodied and very lush. This is an elegant vintage.

Excellent mouth feel. The texture is smooth full bodied and very lush. This is an elegant vintage.

Aug 19th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Deep ruby. Dark berries, cherry and plum. Cassis. Spice, tobacco, leather and earthy. M+ tannin and m finish.

Deep ruby. Dark berries, cherry and plum. Cassis. Spice, tobacco, leather and earthy. M+ tannin and m finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2016
Rob Brobst III

This is a well structured wine with noticeable blackberries, blueberries, tobacco, coffee and a hefty backbone.

This is a well structured wine with noticeable blackberries, blueberries, tobacco, coffee and a hefty backbone.

Apr 12th, 2017
Brent S

A great one for #1000

A great one for #1000

Dec 26th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

8.9

Highly extracted and lots of residue on glasses. Super flavorful and good finish if you managed to keep the dregs away. I'm guessing unfined and unfiltered.

Highly extracted and lots of residue on glasses. Super flavorful and good finish if you managed to keep the dregs away. I'm guessing unfined and unfiltered.

Apr 19th, 2016
Greg Gregory

Byob. What a great wine for the price point. In a great vintage this is a wine to stock up on.

Byob. What a great wine for the price point. In a great vintage this is a wine to stock up on.

Jan 15th, 2016
Christian Gourdin

Rich luscious black fruit on the nose and pallet, cocoa powder, tobacco, leather, iodine. On the pallet, medium plus acid, low tannins (silky), medium plus body, high alcohol (14.5%), long finish. This wine has Cabernet, merlot, can franc, petite Verdot from Napa Valley. #robertcraig #napavalley #affinity

Rich luscious black fruit on the nose and pallet, cocoa powder, tobacco, leather, iodine. On the pallet, medium plus acid, low tannins (silky), medium plus body, high alcohol (14.5%), long finish. This wine has Cabernet, merlot, can franc, petite Verdot from Napa Valley. #robertcraig #napavalley #affinity

Nov 22nd, 2015
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.5

Earthy and aromatic with ripe fruit, vanilla, chocolate, and fresh brewed French press coffee. Very enjoyable wine drinking way above its cost.

Earthy and aromatic with ripe fruit, vanilla, chocolate, and fresh brewed French press coffee. Very enjoyable wine drinking way above its cost.

Nov 15th, 2015