2021 Robert Craig Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold red wine representing the best of high elevation vineyards. The pairing of Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder grapes produced a complex, balanced result that Cab drinkers look for in Napa Valley reds.

Producer: Robert Craig Winery produces mostly red wines and red blends, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc. They also produce Sonoma Coast-grown Chardonnay and Napa Valley Grenache Rosé. Estate vineyards are located on Howell Mountain, visitors are welcomed in their tasting room on 2nd Street in downtown Napa, click here to make a tasting reservation.
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 3% Pertite Verdot.
Vineyards: Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder (see map).
Production: Barrel aged in French oak, 18 months.
Reviews: Our score: 94. Drink now through 2029.
Retail ≅ $76. Bottle tasted for this review acquired via in-kind trade. 2020 vintage available to wine club members at around $76 (vintage sourced from different vineyards).

Tasting Notes

This wine is for those who enjoy: Bold reds to enjoy with hearty dishes or sip by the fire on cold winter nights.
Appearance: Deep purple.
Aroma: Coffee, leather, and tabacco.
Taste: Rich and complex, dark stone fruits, anise, and a hint of chocolate.
Finish: Balanced and smooth.
ABV: 14.8%
Pairing: Steak, roasted potatoes, chocolate cake.

Napa Valley Appelations

Disclosure: Author has no business or personal relationships with producers, importers, distributors, or retailers of this wine and received no compensation of any kind for this review.