Robert Foley Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Robert Foley Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Item Number: 12393

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Napa Valley
Vintage: 2014
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15.5
Case Production: 900

Vinification: Ten-day fermentation; aging in French oak barrels

Vineyard Notes: The 2014 Robert Foley Napa Valley Cabernet is 100% varietal in composition, yet it is a blend of ridge-top Atlas Peak fruit and Bob's favorite stony Calistoga vineyard where the high rocks there create thermals, drawing warm air through the vine rows.

Tasting Notes: The nose is reminiscent of a ripe cherry pie. The midpalate carries a sweetness of fruit and just a hint of mocha. Amply tannins coat the mouth and linger on the palate. 2014 is delicious in its youth but will continue to deliver with many years of proper bottle aging.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94+ (12/30/2016)

    The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Calistoga, Mt. Veeder and Atlas Peak) is essentially the same size, maybe slightly more concentrated, with more noticeable tannin, but again, much like most wines from this vintage, it possesses wonderful, charming, nearly irresistibly ripe, juicy fruit, succulence, opulence and a medium to full-bodied personality. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.
  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 94 (1/31/2019)

    Not far off the flagship cuvée, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is 100% varietal sourced from Howell Mountain, Atlas Peak, Mt. Veeder, and Calistoga. It spent 18 months in just 40% new French oak. This full-bodied, incredibly classic Cabernet offers impressive crème de cassis, graphite, and lead pencil notes, terrific mid-palate depth, a wonderful sweetness in its fruit, and a great finish. It’s another terrific wine from this estate that you can drink today or cellar for 15 years or more.