1998 Robert Craig Wine Cellars Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Producer: Robert Craig Wine Cellars
Vintage: 1998
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: United States, California, Napa Valley
Appellation: Mount Veeder
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: US$44 (£31)

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Tasting notes


<li> give it time before drinking <li> surprisingly smooth texture<br><br> Since striking out on his own in 1992, Robert Craig has been crafting some of the most exciting Cabernets from various Napa appellations. This 1998 Mt Veeder shows him at his bes


Dark colour and intense nose, showing effusive fruit aromas of black cherry and wild berry. Full-bodied, with layered flavours of spice, vanilla, liquorice and mocha. Its tannins are soft and supple, and the texture surprisingly silky for such a big wine.

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