Deal Alert: 2007 Robert Craig Affinity RP96 $39.95
Note: This post was originally published on March 30th with a price of $44.95. LA Wine Co. has blown out the price at only $39.95. Buy it up!
From time to time I come across great deals that I have not yet tasted, usually because the wine isn’t ready to drink. Rather than keep the deals to myself, I will alert my loyal followers.
Robert Craig has been producing top notch mountain wines for years, but this year appears to be their best, at least according to Robert Parker.
This Cabernet was rated at 96 points and at under $40, this is a serious value. 96 point Robert Parker reviews are typically reserved for mailing list only, $150+ per bottle wines- Harlan Estate, Schrader, Pride Mountain Reserve come to mind.
LA Wine Co. is selling this 96 point wine for $39.99. I seriously doubt another Napa Cabernet with that kind of rating will come out this year for under $50, let alone under $40. I picked up three and will probably wait two to three years to open the first unless I get inspired to write a review.
96 points Robert Parker:
“The 2007 Affinity exhibits more graphite, but in essence is similarly elegant, with supple tannins (although more velvety than in the 2006), very young, primary black and blue fruit notes, and superb concentration, texture, and length. This is an exceptionally promising wine that is still hiding behind a rather primary display of fruit. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the next 15 or possibly 20 years. This is the best group of wines I have ever tasted from Robert Craig Winery. Not only is there not a single disappointment in this portfolio, but these are all noteworthy wines, with thrilling levels of quality. Moreover, they are moderately priced for Napa Valley as well as ageworthy. I think these are the finest wines that I have ever tasted from Robert Craig Cellars.” (12/09)