Robert Craig, Napa Valley, Affinity, Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
92 points Antonio Galloni Vinous
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Affinity is the most accessible of the 2011 Cabernets I tasted from Robert Craig. Iron, smoke, tobacco, underbrush and a swath of dark fruit flow across the palate as the 2011 opens up in the glass. The Affinity has a little more inner sweetness and perfume than the two other Cabernets, but it finishes with the a similar sense of overall structure. I would give the 2011 at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to start softening. This is a terrific showing. ~A.G.
91 points International Wine Cellar
Aromas of black plum, dark cherry and mocha are complicated by musky, smoky spices. Silky and sweet but with good juicy clarity and lift to the perfumed flavors of raspberry, black cherry, menthol, tobacco and peppery herbs. Finishes with rather suave tannins and very good verve and sneaky length. The best value in the 2011 portfolio. ~J.R.