2016 Foley Sonoma Winemaker Series Courtney's Cuvée, Alexander Valley
91 Points - Robert Parker
The Foley Sonoma Winemaker Series includes wines hand crafted and selected by winemaker, Courtney Foley. Each wine in the series embodies a distinct representation of terroir which is illustrated by the hand painted watercolors depicted on our label. This Cuvée comes from our estate vineyards on the Foley Sonoma property. The watercolor artwork on our label illustrates the special sense of place of this Alexander Valley vineyard. A selection of Courtney Foley’s favorite barrels of three varietal lots, the Courtney’s Cuvee is an excellent expression of our estate vineyards. This exquisite wine is lush with plum, powerful dark chocolate and silky tannins to balance the ripe fruits. Enjoy now or lay down for 3-5 years for the tannins to round out even more.
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Tannat, 10% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
24 months in French oak, 40% new
The labels on our Winemaker Series illustrate and honor each vineyard. Fruit for our 2016 Courtney’s Cuvée 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, comprising most of the blend, is oriented East-West and enjoys wonderful, unencumbered sunshine throughout the growing season. Our famed Tannat and elegant Cab Franc make up the final blend. Each barrel for this blend was hand selected based on aromatics, varietal intensity and balance.
Only 193 cases produced