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(based on 45 ratings)
Located in: Wines by Type, Red
A rare and exciting Napa Valley Cabernet this single vineyard wine is from a Mountainside vineyard at 1 200 feet elevation just 200 feet outside of the Howell Mountain appellation. The Maroon Vineyard for years now has been providing grapes to the Joseph Phelps winery for their flagship wine Insignia. That's the kind of quality this vineyard produces. Crauford is the only other Cab produced from these grapes and it's ...
Product Reviews Summary
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.8 stars
(based on 45 reviews)
87% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pairs Well With:
Beef(44), Chocolate(22), Game(21), Pizza and pasta(21), Poultry(7)
Pros:
Balanced(32), Big(23), Clean(9), Clear(3), Finish(20)
Cons:
Finish(11), Thin(5)
Best Uses:
After dinner(9), Entertaining(29), Special occasions(14), Weeknight(26)
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring enthusiast(32), Casual drinker(3), Connoisseur(10)
 
Great everyday wine choice!
By Cruise DirectorVerified Purchaser from Blue Bell, Pa on 1/14/2010
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Spicy Food
Pros:
Balanced, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Everyday, Gifts, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

For those of you who like a nice bold red this is a very good wine for any event.
Has never let us down.

 
very good product
By art vandaleVerified Purchaser from memphis, tn on 1/3/2010
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Balanced, Smooth
Cons:
Short Finish
Best Uses:
Entertaining
Describe Yourself:
Casual Drinker
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

...

 
Reorder, still great
By nrccproVerified Purchaser from Simi Valley, CA on 10/10/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Balanced, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

It's one of my everyday drinking cabs, great value at 3x price

 
Another Napa secret revealed
By nrccproVerified Purchaser from Simi Valley, CA on 10/6/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Balanced, Clean, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Great everyday drinking, a superb value and a smooth wine!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very good wine at a very good price.
By GuyVerified Purchaser from Nashville, TN on 9/23/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Seafood, Spicy Food
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Smooth
Best Uses:
Anytime - any food
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

A very good wine at a good price that is ready to drink right now or could age a few more years. Buy one for now and one for the cellar. Lots of sweet fruit tones make this wine good with chocolate or fruit, but its relative complexity and nice finish mean that it works well with beef, game, poultry, seafood, etc. I buy this wine often.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
BIG AND BOLD
By Underground WinesVerified Purchaser from Kentucky on 9/22/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef
Pros:
Big
Best Uses:
Entertaining
Describe Yourself:
Connoisseur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This is a big and bold wine that is not for the faint at heart ... Will pair great with a big piece of beef...

 
very nice body
By topeVerified Purchaser from eugene or on 9/12/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Balanced, Clean, Smooth
Cons:
Short Finish, Thin
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Connoisseur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

a nice relaxing wine...

 
was expecting more.....
By JasonVerified Reviewer from Chino, CA on 8/21/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Spicy Food
Pros:
Big, Lotsa oak strong robust
Cons:
Short Finish
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

considering this was sourced from insignia grapes I was expecting to taste more of the fruit, but I was disappointed. The wine tasted big and strong but was not very balanced. Not worth the[$]

 
Great value!
By GuyVerified Purchaser from Nashville, TN on 8/14/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Poultry, Seafood
Pros:
Balanced, Clean, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Special Occasions, with dinner
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Very smooth with a number of interesting flavors to find. Much more mature than many wines of the same vintage. Great with food. Great afterwards. Makes a very nice gift as well.

 
Solid Napa Cab
By Glad to be in FloridaVerified Purchaser from Boca Raton, FL on 7/27/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Spicy Food
Pros:
Balanced, Clean, Clear, Smooth
Cons:
Short Finish
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Thought this was good value for a Napa Cab. Good nose, smooth but not as long as some of the bigger, bolder cabs but still paired well with a steak dinner & priced right.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Napa continues to impress
By ChrisVerified Purchaser from Wilmington, NC on 4/28/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Game, Just for fun
Pros:
Big, Good tannin, Nice texture on tongue, Smooth
Cons:
A bit short finish
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This wine is a very good every day type of cab. Opens nicely in a relative short time with wonderful aromas. Not as big as some Napa cabs but certianly a very good specimen in its own right. I will certianly buy this wine again.

[1 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Wine might be rare, but is not exciting
By HonducavaVerified Purchaser from Miami on 4/19/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Clean
Cons:
Harsh, Thin
Best Uses:
Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

The wine is very nice on the nose (wild berries) but tasts to alcoholic and thin. Not much body and berry flavors are of a much lower level and that makes this wine completely overprized. This wine should not cost more then USD 10 to USD 15 per bottle.

 
Full Bodied very nice
By Stormin' Normin'Verified Purchaser from South Central PA on 4/14/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Special Occasions, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

All done so well

 
Excellent cabernet
By CzarVerified Purchaser from Kalamazoo, MI on 4/5/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Cheese, Game
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

An excellent Napa cab. Dry, fruity, hints of vanilla, and very smooth. This is the real deal at a great price.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
One of my favorite daily drinkers!
By So Cal WinoVerified Reviewer from Temecula, CA on 3/23/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Pizza and Pasta, Spicy Food
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Long Finish
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Connoisseur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This is an excellent wine. I have at least 1-2 bottles of it per week. I have ordered 2 1/2 cases thus far. Highly recommend before its gone!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great wine for the price drinks big
By JeffVerified Purchaser from Midland, MI on 3/11/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Spicy Food
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Long Finish
Best Uses:
Special Occasions, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This is a big wine for the price. It is very big with a nice finish. Drinks well before or after wines of much higher price Will get my next order when this is done

 
Glorious expression of Cabernet
By Victoria Des RosiersVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 3/10/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Game
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Bordeaux Rival, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself:
Connoisseur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

If you like the big, bad-boy Bordeauxs, you will love this well-made Cab. It's rich, dark character shows lush tannins with dark fruit and notes of chocolate with a long, sultry finish.

Buy a case...you'll be glad you did!

 
Big, easy-drinking red
By BignVerified Purchaser from Kansas City, KS on 3/10/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate
Pros:
Big, Smooth
Cons:
Short Finish
Best Uses:
Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Inky purple color
Fruit forward, but not as complex as I would have hoped.
A bit thin on the finish.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
A disappointment
By BenVerified Purchaser from Hilton Head, SC on 3/10/2009
Gift:
No
Cons:
Off Odors, Short Finish, Thin
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Based on other reviews I was optimistic this would be a memorable bottle....it was for the wrong reasons.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great taste for the price
By WABWMVerified Purchaser from Jacksonville Beach, Florida on 3/10/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Clean, Smooth
Cons:
Short Finish
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Weekdays before dinner

 
Classic NAPA Cab
By DemegaVerified Purchaser from Northville, Michigan on 3/9/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Big, Long Finish
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Big and juicy cabernet with lots tannin. Softens with decanting after an hour. Lots of dark cherry and smoke flavors. Long layered finish.

 
Good (Not Great) Wine for the Price
By MoviegalVerified Purchaser from Las Vegas, NV on 3/9/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate
Pros:
Balanced, Long Finish
Cons:
Thin
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Connoisseur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This wine is very good, but not great. I don't think it could stand up to the "big boys" as some have suggested. However, the wine has an incredible nose - it actually does smell like chocolate covered cherries. The finish is very long too. The mouthfeel was very light and thin and I didn't find many complexities in it. This wine may be sourced from Insignia grapes, but this wine does not even come close to comparing with Insignia. The bottom line is that this wine is good for the price, but it's not a great wine.

 
Strong, robust, has a distinct taste
By SteveVerified Purchaser from New Jersey on 2/11/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Long Finish
Describe Yourself:
Casual Drinker
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Will purchase again

 
Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2004 Cabernet
By ReddVerified Purchaser from New York on 2/5/2009
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Balanced, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Very good, smooth w/big flavor

 
Nice surprise
By FoxeladyVerified Purchaser from Coral Gables FL on 2/3/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Game, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Big
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

I think that this is a big wine and will benefit for at least a few years of cellaring but if you can't wait, open it up for a few hours and enjoy! Never had it before but was intrigued by your comments about it having the same grapes as Insignia which is a real favorite. So, it will be interesting to see how it evolves in a few years.

 
Excellent
By Dr. EricaVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 2/1/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef
Pros:
Balanced, Smooth
Best Uses:
Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This is a full-bodied cab that is fabulous to sip while cooking dinner and pairs well with meatloaf made from bison. It is not too bold and keeps for a few days with a winesaver.

 
Slightly Off The Mark
By The BearVerified Purchaser from NY , NY on 1/29/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef
Pros:
Balanced
Cons:
Short Finish
Best Uses:
Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Casual Drinker
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Very Short Finish

 
Nice smooth Cab
By Ski BumVerified Purchaser from Omaha, NE on 1/28/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Game
Pros:
Balanced, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Nice, smooth Cab that goes well with any red meat or by itself.

 
Great wine
By SandlotVerified Reviewer from Rochester, NY on 1/19/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Game
Pros:
Big
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Connoisseur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This wine is something very special. We had it with porterhouse steaks and it paired perfectly. Its a full bodied cab with a great long finish. Recommend highly

 
Amazing!!!
By Julie from New York on 1/13/2009
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Seafood, Spicy Food
Pros:
Big, Long Finish
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Entertaining, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Drink it, inhale it, savor it, big, spicy, wonderful wine!!!

 
Not a 96 Point Wine
By BACA Nick from Oklahoma City, OK on 1/9/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Game
Pros:
Clear
Cons:
Harsh, Short Finish
Best Uses:
Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Went very well with a grilled venison back strap. However, it remained harsh in the middle and at the end with a very short finish. It does not compare to the Vantage Point 2005 Reserve recently offered.

 
Solid wine.
By Scott W. from Chicago on 1/8/2009
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Entertaining, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Not being a fan of blind purchases, I took a look at these figuring at this price for a Napa Cab, it can't be that bad. Well, I'm glad I did because this is one solid wine for the price. Big, structured, and very flavorful Cabernet that I'd put up against many and at a much higher price point.

 
Delicious!
By WineloverVerified Purchaser from Yarmouth, IA on 12/28/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Spicy Food
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Clean, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

I bought this bottle for my husband's Christmas stocking. We thought it was excellent and a great value. I would highly recommend it.

 
Rockin beautiful wine
By Guitar PlayerVerified Reviewer from Warren, NJ on 12/18/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Game, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Clean, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Special Occasions, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Connoisseur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

[...] Its just so fresh, vibrant with beautiful round tannins.Took it to the byo and it was the star of the night.

 
Get a Tattoo!
By Keeno VinoVerified Reviewer from Bucks County, Pa on 12/16/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate
Pros:
Balanced, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Entertaining, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

I wasn't sure what to expect given the "Tattoo" on the label and the "What's under your kilt?" line, but this is a seriously good wine. It has the same great character as many wines from the Howell Mountain area in Napa. It has a great mouth-feel and balance with flavors of cherries and chocolate. Already a new favorite and matches up well against cabs up to twice the price! Went back for a case after the trying the intial bottle.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Buyer beware, Over priced...
By johnnyb145Verified Reviewer from Milfrod, MA on 12/15/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Poultry
Cons:
Short Finish, Thin
Best Uses:
Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Connoisseur
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This wine is a low end Caberbnet that is being marketed as a high end wine. This should sell for under $12.00 per bottle. It's equivelant to any low end priced cabernet from California.

 
Outrageously delish Cab!
By Vino Vixen from Riverside, CA on 12/15/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Game, Poultry
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Clean, Clear, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Entertaining, Special Occasions, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This is an outrageously delicious Napa Cabernet! Big & smooth with lots of fruit - cherries - and a whisper of chocolate. Need I say more? YUM!

 
Get Tattooed!
By Keeno VinoVerified Purchaser from Bucks County, Pa on 12/13/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate
Pros:
Balanced, Long Finish, Smooth
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

I wasn't sure what to expect given the "Tattoo" on the label and the "What's under your kilt?" line, but this is a seriously good wine. It has the same great character as many wines from the Howell Mountain area in Napa. It has a great mouth-feel and balance with flavors of cherries and chocolate. Already a new favorite and matches up well against cabs up to twice the price! Went back for a case after the trying the intial bottle.

 
This is a great cabernet for the price
By AntonioVerified Purchaser from Chicago on 12/12/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Great with wild game
Pros:
Balanced, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

I love wines and I use them for the pleasure of eating at home or at a restaurants. this particular vintage I would use for entertainment at home for someone special or just for cooking a great dinner for myself, I really appreciated the difference from other cabernets, and it's lasting aftertaste.

 
Nice Pedigree But Falls Short...
By KeephowlinVerified Purchaser from Simi Valley, CA on 12/10/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef
Pros:
Balanced, Good Cab Flavors
Cons:
Short Finish, Simple
Best Uses:
Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Connoisseur
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Had some of the right flavors but ultimately simple, short finish and hollow mid-palate. Can do better at this price point. 17.5 out of 20 points.

 
'Wish I bought a case! :)
By MermaidVerified Purchaser from Charleston, SC on 12/9/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
After Dinner, Entertaining, Special Occasions, Weeknight
Describe Yourself:
Connoisseur
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

My husband and I enjoyed this wine with a beef filet; we thought it was outstanding - especially considering the reasonable price! We also had a glass with a rich, flourless (bittersweet/dark) chocolate dessert; it's mocha/dark cherry flavor was a perfect complement!

 
Cheap at Twice the Price!
By Scott in ShawVerified Purchaser from Washington, DC on 12/9/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Pizza and Pasta, Spicy Food
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Long Finish
Best Uses:
Entertaining
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This is a classic, bold, California Cab that could hold its own with any of the $100 bottles (Dominus, Caymus, Silver Oak, etc.). Perfect to keep on hand for impressing guests, or just to have around when you want an amazing wine on Tuesday with takeout but are afraid to spend a lot of money!

 
Wine review
By NellieVerified Purchaser from Brick, New Jersey on 11/5/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Seafood
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
Dinner
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Went out to dinner - perfect balanced wine. Everyone enjoyed it

 
Great Wine
By VinnieVerified Purchaser from Whitestone, NY on 11/4/2008
Gift:
No
Pairs Well With:
Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Spicy Food
Pros:
Balanced, Big, Long Finish
Best Uses:
Entertaining, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

Enjoyed this wine with a fine Italian Dinner. Excellent wine for any occassion or fine dinner or entertaining special guests and family.

 
Great wine
By Jane from Brooklyn, NY on 10/24/2008
Pairs Well With:
Beef
Pros:
Balanced, Long Finish, Smooth
Best Uses:
with dinner
Describe Yourself:
Aspiring Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Crauford, Maroon Vineyard 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley:

This wine was very complex and well-balanced. It had great fruit flavors and also had a coffee note that I liked a lot. We had it with flank steak and the match was heavenly.

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