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2011 Robert Foley US Red Blend "Claret"

Robert Foley 2011 Claret

Winery: Robert Foley

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Claret"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

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

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $110

Cases produced: 450

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: November 23, 2014

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Claret from Robert Foley opens with a fragrant black currant bouquet with hints of black cherry, oak and leather. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, rich, and smooth. The flavor profile is black currant with notes of dark chocolate and mild oak. We also detected hints of blueberry, cherry and mint towards the end. The finish is dry and its well managed mild tannins fade away nicely. This wine is very well built and the panel suggested that it would pair perfectly with a filet mignon. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The classic character of slowly but thoroughly ripened Cabernet family varieties show beautifully in a medley of black cherry and currant aromas. 17% Merlot provides a dollop of weight in the mid-palate while 80% Cabernet Sauvignon introduces a flood of fine mouth-coating tannin. The finish is lengthened by the 3% Petit Verdot to provide a long and soft finish of berry and espresso. This classic Cabernet-based blend will blow your mind in its youth and age gracefully for decades to come.

Organic status: not organic

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