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2012 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon "Claret"

Winery: Robert Foley

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Claret"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $125

Cases produced: 600

KWG Score: 95.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (96)

Review date: August 28, 2016

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Cabernet based wine from Robert Foley was the clear cut winner at our recent dinner at Del Frisco’s in Boston. It opens with a fragrant and attractive black currant bouquet with hints of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a black currant and blackberry blend with notes of black licorice and nicely integrated oak. We also picked up a touch of minerality in the background. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins show great length. Our group thoroughly enjoyed this wine and it went perfectly with our well-marbled ribeye steaks. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our flagship wine is full and rich and utterly even across the palate: side to-side and front-to-back. The Bordeaux Blend, Napa-Style, is made of the best we have. Aromas of ripe black cherry and subtle hints of violets introduce this seductive left-bank Cabernet blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. The mid-palate is big and round with a soft cherry-vanilla elegance. Natural acidity creates perfect balance and an extremely long finish. This wine is made to be enjoyed in its youth and will age gracefully for decades to come.

Organic status: not organic

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