Robert Foley Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Item Number: 13636
Sub Region: Napa Valley
Appellation/AVA: Napa Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15.5
Case Production: 900
Vinification: Ten-day fermentation; aging in French oak barrels.
Vineyard Notes: The Napa Valley Cabernet combines the character of the four AVAs where the Foleys farm Cabernet Sauvignon. Weathered high-elevation vineyards on Howell Mountain, Atlas Peak, and Mt Veeder provide intensity of color, higher acidity levels and spiciness from the surrounding forests. The lower elevation blocks of southern and northern Calistoga with rocky soils and more extreme heat summation provide then lush mid-palate and fine tannin – the perfect Yin and Yang with which to blend this 100% Cabernet.
Tasting Notes: Ripe black cherry and rhubarb pie aromas, a thick almost sweet mouth-coating middle give way to the elegant finish. Oak character is well-integrated with the fruit. This vintage is delicious in its youth but will continue to deliver with many years of proper bottle aging.
96pts (2016 Vintage) Jeb Dunnuck 1/31/2020
"Lastly, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 30% new oak) offers a touch more elegance as well as terrific notes of blue fruits, plums, dark chocolate, and violets. Full-bodied, ripe, and polished on the palate, it stays balanced, has solid underlying structure, and a great finish. If you’re looking for a rock star Cabernet under $100, this is for you. It will evolve for 15+ years or more."