Robert Craig The Stick Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Robert Craig The Stick Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ml
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Robert Craig The Stick Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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Robert Craig's 2019 “The Stick" from Candlestick Ridge Vineyard is a tour-de-force Howell Mountain red wine. It exemplifies why Howell Mountain is such a unique place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon and all Bordeaux varieties. This wine is a giant in scale without ever losing its Robert Craig polish and precision. The 2019 vintage was close to perfection on Candlestick featuring a long, moderate growing season where the low-yield clusters progressed in ideal fashion. The explosive, black mountain fruit is coupled with an exuberant bouquet of exotic floral and mineral notes. Do not miss this opportunity to acquire one of the very best Napa reds we have tasted in the last few years.

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 9% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot


Founder Robert (Bob) Craig began his long and storied career in wine at The Hess Collection on Mount Veeder in the 1980s. Prior to starting his eponymous winery, Bob’s passion for Napa Valley Mountain Cabernet had him spearheading the official recognition of both the Mount Veeder and Spring Mountain District AVAs. In 1990, with the help of three friends he met at business school in Chicago 25 years earlier, Bob founded Robert Craig Winery and arranged to purchase fruit and custom crush his first commercial release of the 1992 vintage. The 1993 vintage release introduced three Cabernets that remain the core of the winery today: Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Affinity. Now, four decades later, Bob Craig remains one of the most important figures in Mountain Cabernet development and production in the history of the Napa Valley.

Having sunk his teeth into the mountain terroir of Napa Valley, it was Howell Mountain that called Bob’s name in the night. In 1995, Bob and his partners purchased 22 acres at the summit of Howell Mountain – the vineyard property that would become the winery's estate. Bob and his wife Lynn worked hard to deliver the Mountain Cabernet message around the country over the next decade. The Wine Spectator named Robert Craig Winery one of its “Top 50 Producers” while reviewers such as Robert Parker Jr., Stephen Tanzer and others poured on the praise for Craig's Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Affinity Cabernets. Robert Craig winery continues to honor Bob’s founding principles of producing small-lot, site-expressive wines from high elevation vineyards with shallow soils.  

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The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon The Stick is rich, heady and explosive. It offers up an exciting mélange of inky dark fruit, chocolate, lavender, spice and licorice, all in an attention-grabbing full-throttle style that is hugely appealing. Even with all of its obvious richness, the 2019 is not at all overly heavy.

Sparkling Rosé
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