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2019 The Stick Cabernet Sauvignon / "The Stick" Candlestick Ridge

Regular price $165.00

Our 2019 “The Stick" from Candlestick Ridge Vineyard is simply a tour-de-force Howell Mountain red wine. It's a reminder of why Howell Mountain is such a unique place to grow grapes. The wine is a giant in its scale without ever losing its polish or precision.  The explosive, black mountain fruit is coupled with an exuberant bouquet of exotic floral and mineral notes. 

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The story

Robert Craig founder Robert (Bob) Craig began his long and storied career in wine at The Hess Collection on Mount Veeder in the 1980s. Prior to starting his eponymous winery, Bob’s passion for Napa Valley Mountain Cabernet had him spearheading the official recognition of both the Mount Veeder and Spring Mountain District AVAs.

In 1990, with the help of three friends he met at business school in Chicago 25 years earlier, Bob founded Robert Craig Winery and arranged to purchase fruit and custom crush his first commercial release of the 1992 vintage. The 1993 vintage release introduced three Cabernets that remain the core of our business today: Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder and Affinity. Now, four decades later, Bob Craig remains one of the most important figures in Mountain Cabernet development and production in the history of the Napa Valley.

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