WA 95+ AG 95 Pts - According to the Robert Parker - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder comes from an 1,800-foot elevation vineyard in the Mayacamas Mountains. This seems to be the biggest, densest, most backward of the wines, with a boatload of tannins still to resolve, but with glorious levels of blueberry and blackberry fruit. There’s something about these Mount Veeder Cabernets: when they’re good, they’re super-good. It has considerable tannin and structure as well as an opaque purple color. It is full-bodied, exhibits tremendous potential, and should age beautifully for 15 or more years. This is a stunning wine, but, of all the Robert Craig 2012s, the one that requires the most patience. Forget it for 3-4 years and drink it over the following 15-20."
According to Antonio Galloni - "The highlight among these releases from Robert Craig, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is off the charts gorgeous. A super-classic Veeder profile of graphite-infused blue and black fruit opens up in the glass. The inclusion of 20% Merlot in the blend helps soften some of the mountain tannins, but there is still no shortage of personality and intensity. A radiant finish round out this knockout effort from Robert Craig. I can't recommend the 2012 highly enough, especially for its very reasonable price tag."
Winemaker Notes - "Aromas of graphite and slate, cedar and black licorice, exotic black berry, currant and rose oil. Big, full and rich on the palate, with black currant, tar and earth finishing with chewy and lingering tannins." 14.8% ABV.