2015 Foley Sonoma Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Our 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a great representation of the Alexander Valley AVA, providing us with full body and well-structured tannins. It opens with rich dark fruit aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and cassis, with a hint of toffee. The dark fruit characteristics continue on to the palate with additional flavors of dark chocolate and vanilla. Thanks to the youthful tannins on the finish, this wine will continue to age gracefully for 7-10 years.
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Tannat, 2% Cabernet Franc
September 28 – October 28, 2015
25 months in French oak, 35% new
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 (35% new) and aged for two years and one month. Small percentages of Tannat and Cabernet Franc were added to the final blend for enhanced aromas and flavors.
2015 was another warm year with one of our earliest harvests to date. Yields were lower than the past few growing seasons, but the quality of fruit was exceptional with concentrated flavors and balanced acidity due to consistently warm temperatures throughout the season. All of our grapes were harvested between September 28 – October 28, 2015 at optimal ripeness.