2016 Foley Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker Series, Alexander Valley
90+ Points - Robert Parker
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.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot
24 months in French oak, 35% new
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.
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.