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2006 Robert Foley Charbono

  • 87 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Douce Noir
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SKU: 73526-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($35) Bright ruby-red. Highly aromatic nose offers sour cherry, blueberry, bitter chocolate, licorice, minerals and leather; I could have imaged malbec! Juicy, spicy and pure, with lovely fruit purity and framing minerality. Bright acids really extend the fruit and the tannins are sweet. A very successful vintage for this offbeat bottling.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Densely tannic, with dark, perfumed grape, wild blackberry, licorice, cedar and gingerbread flavors that persist on the long finish. 1,438 cases made.
    Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    The new releases include a tasty 2006 Charbono, which offers attractive earthy, blackberry, raspberry, chocolate, and damp forest characteristics. Tasty, round, and medium-bodied with no hard edges, this straightforward, exuberant red should be drunk over the next 3-4 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 88

    One bottle signed by Robert Foley.
    Author: JL459
  • Self | Rating: 90

    We had our second bottle with lamb steaks on 3/23/09. It decanted an hour and a half and had a wonderful bouquet of blueberry, black cherry, licorice, vanilla and spice aromas. The palate followed exactly. The tannins were better integrated and it was sourer on the finish than the first time. It was excellent.
    Author: Chip
Winemaker Robert Foley began his winemaking career in 1977, working at Heitz Winery before becoming founding winemaker at Markham, where he developed the style of Merlot that helped make the variety a mega-trend in the 1980s. Following his success at Markham, Foley is perhaps best known for his tenure with Pride and Paloma. He still keeps a coterie of clients including School House, Switchback Ridge and Hourglass. He founded Robert Foley Vineyards in 1999 and was named Food & Wine Magazine's Winemaker of the Year in 2007.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 177 bottles owned
  • 41 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 41 collectors)