2014 Foley Sonoma Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Our 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon showcases clone 337, winemaker Courtney Foley’s favorite Cabernet clone on the estate. Dark crimson in color, it opens with blackberry, plum, toffee and cigar aromas. The palate follows suit with rich fruit flavors true to its Alexander Valley origins, while the Petit Verdot lends ripe cranberry and raspberry. Full bodied and structured, this wine will age beautifully over the next few years.
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
September 28 – October 8, 2014 at optimum ripeness
25 months in French oak, 45% new
2014 was another early and warm vintage in the Alexander Valley. This resulted in prime flavor development of the fruit to display its finest attributes. Overall, the vintage produced grapes of high quality, dense flavors, and balanced acidity. All of the grapes were harvested from September 28 – October 8, 2014 at optimum ripeness.
The vineyards of Foley Sonoma lie at the heart of our estate in the Alexander Valley. Our Cabernet Sauvignon vines are planted in rich soil that supports the 337 clone. These vines were planted on our estate in the early 2000’s. After harvest, the fruit was fermented in French oak barrels (45% new) and aged for two years and one month. A percentage of Petit Verdot was added to the final blend for enhanced aromas and flavors.
Only 380 cases produced