The Craig Blog

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“A Grateful Craigsgiving” Virtual Tasting Video

On Friday, November 19, 2021, Elton Slone & Scott Johnson welcomed Craig members & guests for a Thanksgiving-themed return to Zoom Webinar, warmth and wines! The tasting covered four wines from two vintages that provide a perfect complement to your holiday meals whether the primary protein is turkey, ham, beef or vegetable based. Featuring 2017

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Beautiful fall vineyard row from the ground

Fall 2021 Release Wines Coming Soon

Dear Craigers, As we release our noteworthy 2018 wines from Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder to our best customers (this is you), I can’t help but think of all the love and work and community that we have built up around our high-quality mountain produce over the last 30 years at Robert Craig Winery. The ability

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Candlestick Vineyard at dusk

“Scratching the 7 Year Itch” Virtual Tasting Video

On Friday, July 30, 2021, Elton Slone was joined by Special Guest Jack Edwards — Owner of Jack Edwards Collection — at this special Virtual Tasting featuring the ideal 2014 vintage from the top mountain AVAs of the Napa Valley. They tasted through and discussed our Spring Mountain, Mount Veeder, and Howell Mountain 2014 Cabernets,

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Close up of barrel in the Robert Craig cellar

“Turn It Up to 11” Virtual Tasting Video

On Friday, April 30, 2021, Elton and special guest Tom Altemus of Redcap wine for a look at the beautiful wines from one of the most underrated vintages to occur in the Napa Valley in recent memory. After a decade in our library, the Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Spring Mountain District Cabernets from the

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Glass catching fress cabernet juice from the grape press

“The Great ’18s” Virtual Tasting Video

On Friday, January 29, 2021, Elton and Special Guest Keith Emerson previewed three rare gems from the Robert Craig Winery portfolio. The hype from the press is not just hyperbole on the 2018 vintage in the Napa Valley. After the classic, but reticent, 2017s, the 2018 vintage wines are powerful, dark and bursting out of

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panoramic view of Robert Craig winery at the top of Howell mountain, surrounded by fall vineyards with mountains and clouds in the background

Happy Holidays from The Craig

2020 is on its way out the door, but, like an unruly guest at a holiday party, might just manage to break the lamp in the foyer before being ushered into a waiting Uber outside.

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Black Sears Vineyard, Howell Mountain

“Zinsgiving, a Black Sears Journey” Virtual Tasting Video

On Friday, November 20 2020, Elton and Special Guest Chris Jambois of Black Sears Vineyard previewed featuring three rare Zinfandels from the neighboring Black Sears Vineyard on Howell Mountain. Black Sears produces Zinfandels of remarkable structure, complexity, age-worthiness, and site expression. On this video, they covered the 2015, 2016, and 2017 editions of this superlative

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Diamond Mountain Valley View

“Diamonds are (Nearly) Forever” Virtual Tasting Video

On Friday, October 16, 2020, Elton and Special Guest vineyard owner and vintner Peter Thompson discussed three thrilling Diamond Mountain District Cabernet selections. We tasted three thrilling Diamond Mountain District Cabernet selections. Both the 2013 and the 2015 vintages from our library were featured along with our 2017 released earlier this year. All three vintages

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