Robert Craig Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
This Bordeaux-inspired wine is a blend of the Left Bank Five (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec) with Cabernet Sauvignon taking the lead. The Cabernet from this hillside property is unusually racy, and mineral laden, even for a boulder strewn, Napa Valley vineyard. The other four Bordeaux varieties add depth, dimension and layers each vintage; Petit Verdot for color, Malbec for weight, Cabernet Franc for structure and Merlot for luxurious mouthfeel. The fruit is hand picked and hand sorted, then kept in separate lots during fermentation and barrel aging.