2014 Robert Craig Affinity Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
92 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "Their least expensive wine from 2014 is their blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and the rest Petite Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc called Affinity. Delicious black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, some spice box, licorice and incense are all present in this supple-textured, medium to full-bodied, opulent wine, which is sexy, lush and ideal for drinking over the next decade or more. The color is a healthy dense purple, and the wine full-bodied and textured, with a beautiful finish and real harmony. Drink it over the next decade." -RP
93 Points, James Suckling. "Aromas of ripe fruit, walnuts and dark chocolate with some cloves. Full body, chewy tannins and a extracted finish. Lots of phenolic character. A little old school in style this year, but it shows promise. Better in 2020." -JS
Tasting notes from the winery. "Revealing the pure pedigree of La Londe Vineyard, the 2014 has great depth, richness and balance. Opulent flavors of black raspberry and blackcurrant are wrapped in rich aromas of licorice, incense and spice box."
For 2014, Affinity is a 100% Estate grown single vineyard wine made from grapes grown in the La Londe vineyard, located in the foothills of Mt. George just south of Stag's Leap in the Napa Valley. 4218 cases produced.
750mL. Alc. by Vol. 14.8%