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2010 Robert Foley Merlot "Napa Valley"

Robert Foley 2010 Merlot

Winery: Robert Foley

Vintage: 2010

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: 950

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: November 1, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Merlot was by far the best Merlot in our mini-tasting. It opens with a mild blueberry and toasted vanilla oak bouquet with a hint of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, smooth and elegant. The flavor profile is a delicious blueberry and vanilla oak blend with hints of acai berry, coffee and a dash of pepper. The finish is dry and its fine tannins drift away nicely. The panel suggested pairing this superior Merlot with filet mignon. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Make no mistake; our Merlots are for Cabernet lovers. Dark ruby color introduces a ripe medley of blueberry/blackberry pie aromas. The mid-palate floods with ripe berry flavors that then introduce mocha, vanilla and espresso nuances that linger through the finish. 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. Even if you think you don’t like Merlot, reserve judgement until you’ve tried ours. An exciting evolution is happening… watch this wine!

Organic status: not organic

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