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2016 Foley Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker Series, Alexander Valley

2016 Foley Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker Series, Alexander Valley

90+ Points - Robert Parker
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SKU: 085015

This wine is full of dark fruit and cocoa with tobacco and chocolate balancing out the wine's ripe blackberry notes. The elegant fruit is complemented by black tea and rich, dark chocolate tones.

Ratings

90+ Points Robert Parker - Medium to deep ruby-purple, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is scented of blackcurrant leaf, crème de cassis, baked black and red cherries, vanilla, cedar and allspice with soil hints. Medium to full-bodied, it has good flavor intensity but is carrying a lot of new oak at this stage, with grainy tannins and good freshness.

Winemaker Notes

On the palate, our Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon lends some of its more brooding qualities, with tobacco and chocolate balancing out the wine's ripe blackberry, and black cherry notes. Our Petit Verdot shines bright here, bringing forth aromas of blackberry, plum, and marionberry. This is complemented by a black tea note, along with plenty of dark chocolate. Thanks to the youthful and well pronounced tannins on the finish, this wine will continue to age gracefully for 7-10 years.

Composition

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot

Wine Specs

Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Acid
6 g/l
pH
3.87
Aging
24 months in French oak, 35% new
Alcohol %
15.8
Robert Parker
90

Production Notes

Fruit for our 2016 Winemaker Series Cabernet Sauvignon came from our estate vineyards in the Alexander Valley. These vineyards lie at the valley floor, planted on predominantly clay soils. Our Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon is oriented East-West and enjoys wonderful, unencumbered sunshine throughout the growing season. A small amount of Petit Verdot from our estate was blended in to add structure and more character.

Vineyard Notes

Our Alexander Valley estate vineyard is pictured here in red hues, demonstrating the warm weather and bold character to the area is maintained in our Winemaker Series Cabernet Sauvignon.