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2008 Robert Foley Claret

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 96 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 50236-2008

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (100% cabernet sauvignon): Bright ruby. Aromas of blackberry, cassis, gunflint and bitter chocolate. Sweet and rich, with spice and mineral notes and harmonious acidity framing the fine-grained flavors of blackberry and bitter chocolate. Finishes with substantial chewy tannins that will require several years of cellaring. According to winemaker Foley, the Calistoga fruit brings a glyceral quality while the structure comes from the mountain blocks that go into the blend.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2008 Claret (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has that ethereal nose of spring flowers, boysenberry, blueberry, black currant, and spice. Following that seductive aromatic display, Foley's brilliance is again exhibited in the mouthfeel of this seamless wine, which has full-bodied flavors, no hard edges, gorgeous layers of fruit, and loads of complexity already, but is still a youthful wine with its best days ahead of it. This is brilliant winemaking, as some of us have come to expect from Bob Foley, and it should age well for 15-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: RR
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 208 bottles owned
  • 51 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 51 collectors)