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Hollywood hills sign

Southern Exposure: The City of Angels

I’ve just returned to the cool, breezy, perfumed summer days of my home in Sausalito following our annual preview launch of the Craig Howell Mountain wines on the roof of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in the center of Hollywood, CA. Shelly and I are glad to be home after four days of hauling wine,

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La Londe "Affinity" Vineyard, Napa Valley

Spring 2019: 2016 Affinity Cab

2016 marks the fourth vintage that the ever-popular Affinity release has been offered as an estate-grown wine – and the response from Craig fans has been remarkable. Harvested from the La Londe Vineyard in the Mt. George Foothills just south of Stag’s Leap, this single-vineyard release captures the expression of this extraordinary vineyard site. The

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Spring Mountain vineyard

Spring 2019: 2016 Spring Mountain Cab

Perched at 2000’ along the summit of Spring Mountain, Joan Crowley’s beautiful vineyard has produced extraordinary wines since our first Spring Mountain release back in 2005. This incredible site is primarily dry-farmed, reducing vigor and crop yield and resulting in small, flavor-packed berries. 2016 once again captures Spring Mountain’s round, plush blue notes so distinctive

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The Hollywood Roosevelt

Party at The Hollywood Roosevelt

Thanks to all the Craig fans who joined us on the rooftop of the Roosevelt for a fabulous day in July. Once again, we had a blast at this spectacular location, and enjoyed a plethora of outstanding wines, great food and lively conversation with Craig lovers. See you next year!

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