2014 Foley Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Our 2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is swarming with aromas of blackberry, plum and marionberry. The Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon lends some of its more brooding qualities on the palate with tobacco and chocolate balancing out the ripe berry notes. Thanks to the youthful tannins on the finish, this wine will continue to age gracefully for 7 years.
81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot
September 28, 2014 at optimum ripeness
25 months in French oak, 40% new
After harvest, the fruit was fermented in French oak barrels (40% 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.
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 on September 28, 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.