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1997 Robert Craig Affinity

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • efeldhake@yahoo.com Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 6, 2017 - Deep garnet in color with slight bricking edge. Nose of dark cherries and tobacco. Tastes of cherries, dark chocolate, cigar, and hint of menthol. Lovely fruit and balance for 20 years. Just starting to develop pronounced tertiary flavors. Drink now and over next five years.

  • rmcnees Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 17, 2016 - Dark purple garnet colored, medium bodied, forward bright vibrant black berry and black raspberry fruits to tones of black tea and hints of cassis and smoke on a smooth moderate lingering tannin finish.

  • rmcnees Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 2, 2015 - While it likely will not improve further with age, it seems to still stand at the apex of its drinking window and shows no sign of diminution whatsoever.

    My previous tasting note back in 2012 cited 'this wine is more expressive than early in life showing lingering fruit and staying power'. According to those notes, this showed even better tonight with more balance and polish than that tasting. At this stage of life, that could be an indication of bottle variation but no so likely since the bottles share the same provenance.

    Dark purple garnet colored, medium bodied, forward bright vibrant black berry and black raspberry fruits to tones of black tea and hints of cassis and smoke on a smooth moderate lingering tannin finish.

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  • levinml wrote: 91 points

    November 12, 2014 - Not as good as my previous bottle a couple months ago. Drink 'em if you've got 'em, but wouldn't rush out for more.

  • levinml wrote: 93 points

    June 8, 2014 - Really nice drinking, especially second night under pump. Mature and still at a peak, with good nose, complex (but good) flavors, balanced tannins and a long finish. Bought this from an online retailers a couple months ago, so this was a pleasant surprise. No reason to wait if you have any of this.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Robert Craig
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Affinity
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 893924000016

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 356 (68%)
  • Consumed 170 (32%)

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