Robert Foley Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Our Napa Valley Cabernet combines the character of the three AVAs where we farm Cabernet Sauvignon. Weathered high-elevation vineyards on Howell Mountain 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 the lush midpalate and fine tannin. The result is a real mouthful of cherries jubilee. Huge yet soft on the palate, a flood of goodness is framed in the gentle grip of soft tannin. This is an integrated, balanced, and structured 100% Cabernet Sauvignon now and for the ages.
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.
Blended from Mount Veeder, Howell Mountain and valley floor fruit, Foley's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon-the current release-features plenty of cassis, some slightly herbal nuances and notes of dark chocolate and mocha. As expected from this producer, it's full-bodied, rich, plush and velvety, with dark fudge-like notes on the finish.