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2012 Robert Foley Charbono "Napa Valley"

Winery: Robert Foley

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Charbono

Grape blend: 100% Charbono

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 600

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 30, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Charbono is another winner from the Robert Foley portfolio. It opens with a fragrant and attractive black raspberry and red currant bouquet. I also picked up some hints of dried cranberry and oak as well. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is an oak infused black plum with notes of minerality and hints of red currant and black pepper. The finish is dry and it flavors and moderate tannins linger and last for quite a while. Our mini-group of tasters suggesting this tasty Charbono with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This is my personal favorite vintage of Charbono that we have bottled to date. Charbono character of wild berry jam and black fruit pie are well defined. These aromas are lifted and brightened by the natural grape acidity. In this vintage, the full mid-palate balances the tartness of fruit and fine tannins to produce a delicious integration of flavors, weight and texture that resolve in a long finish. Beautiful and age worthy!

Organic status: not organic

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