Robert Craig Affinity

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Affinity

2013

CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Napa Valley

Robert Craig Winery

affinity: [noun] – the perfect unity of components sharing a special origin

78% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot
6% Petit Verdot
5% Malbec
1% Cabernet Franc

The 2013 vintage marks our 20th anniversary of producing Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon. It is also our first vintage of Affinity bottled as a 100% estate grown, single vineyard selection from our La Londe Vineyard. Our primary mission at Robert Craig Winery is to produce wines that feature pure site expression. While the soul of Affiinity has always come from La Londe Vineyard, we are now able to capture the essential, focused identity of this extraordinary site.

Just south of Stag’s Leap, nestled in the Mt. George Foothills on the eastern side of the Napa Valley, our La Londe estate vineyard has produced exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon for our portfolio since Bob Craig purchased the property back in 1993. As a hillside, cane-pruned site that bears just 2.8 tons per acre, the 30-year-old vines allow a rare display of the volcanic, stony soils in the finished wines. Grapes are small, deeply red flavored, and undeniably racy with a big backbone of acidity. Despite an inherent suppleness, the 2013 Affinity Cabernet will cellar easily for decades to come.

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*****

big, bold, and inky. blueberry, blackberry, with a hint of herbal luxury on the nose. a hint of leather and spice. long, beautiful finish. balanced and brilliant.

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