Above: Robert Craig Affinity Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 paired well with the excellent New York Strip last month at top Dallas steakhouse III Forks.
III Forks Steakhouse
17776 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas TX 75287
In San Francisco they KNOW their Napa Valley Cabernet! Jon Bonné of the San Francisco Chronicle recently called Robert Craig Affinity one of the “Top 10 Napa Valley Cabernets.”
With fruit from the Mount George area east of the city of Napa, the winery’s Left Bank-style blend, with a bit of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot in the mix, outperforms for the price. A clean, pure Cabernet nose: graphite, cassis, hints of dried citrus peel to brighten things. Polished and sleek, with a lingering sweetness to the finish.
– Jon Bonné, Wine Editor, April 12, 2009
Ask any Texas and they’ll tell you that the best town for steak and steakhouses is DALLAS. Does anything go better with steak than Napa Valley Cabernet? The Dallas Morning News recently gave Robert Craig Affinity a GOLD MEDAL.
Opaque black ruby color, cassis, vanilla and cedar aromas with dense and intense black currant flavors and grainy tannins. Bold, balanced elegance.
– 2009 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition, April 2009
If it’s good enough for top wine writer, world-class wine competition judge, and founder of Wine Reviews Online Michael Franz, then it’s good enough for us!
91/100 Points. This producer consistently turns out delicious renditions of Cabernet that are at once impressive and user-friendly. The impressive side of this equation is expressed in the form of concentrated fruit and flavors that show admirable depth and persistence. The user-friendly side stems from restrained oak and ripe, fine-grained tannin. The fruit is sweet and ripe but not chunky or obvious, and accent notes of cocoa powder and spices accent the core of black cherry and blackberry fruit.