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2008 Robert Foley Merlot "Napa Valley"

Robert Foley 2008 Merlot

Winery: Robert Foley

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $52

Cases produced: 700

KWG Score: 92.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: August 1, 2011

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Merlot opens with a fragrant black cherry bouquet with a hint of cedar. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and rich. The flavor profile is an extracted black cherry with notes of beet, dark chocolate, and red currant. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger for a while and show a touch of heat. This is a big boy Merlot and would pair nicely with a grilled New York Strip Steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Make no mistake; our Merlots are for Cabernet lovers. Big and bold, rich and powerful explosions of black cherry and coffee flavors are framed in substantial yet soft tannins. The mid palate shows a gush of candied fruit and a viscous mouth-feel. All Merlot, our homegrown Howell Mountain fruit again combines with Merlot from the warmer Valley floor vineyards to provide a delightful balance of structure and a big round middle.

Organic status: not organic

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