Saturday, February 11, 2012
Robert Craig Mt. Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
What a nice surprise to find the 2000 Robert Craig Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon on the winelist at Truffles Restaurant and 56 Degree Bar in Bloomington, Indiana during campus visit to son Alec. Tasted with Dennis and Bev M. This wine has all the essential characteristics of a Mt.Veeder appellation Cabernet – dense, generous black fruit integrated with fine, ripe tannins.
Expansive aromas of dark black fruit, dusty cedar, chocolate and mint, which deepen over time. Extra-rich, concentrated flavors of ripe black fruit, currant, and cassis, finished with a touch of mint, cream and spice. The finish features a solid, thick core of black fruit that lengthens and combines with silky chocolate, cedar and cassis for a plush, long-lived finish.
Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
RM 91 points.