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2013 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon "Claret"

Winery: Robert Foley

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Claret"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $125

Cases produced: 690

KWG Score: 95.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: December 11, 2016

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Claret from Robert Foley is awesome. It finished in first place in our Big Blind tasting. It opens with a fragrant and attractive black currant bouquet with hints of vanilla, oak and a bayberry candle. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, smooth, velvety and very well balanced. The flavor profile is a delicious black currant and cherry-vanilla blend. Adding to its complexity, we also detected hints of dark chocolate, coffee and birch beer. The finish is dry and its well managed tannins fade away nicely. The Panel commented that this gem melts in your mouth. They suggested it would pair perfectly with a filet mignon at your favorite steakhouse with a little chocolate mousse to complete the pairing. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our flagship wine is full and rich and utterly even across the palate. The Claret, Napa-Style, is made of the best we have – a classic Left Bank Bordeaux-style blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Ripe black cherry and toasty French oak aromas open with hints of menthol and lavender. The mid-palate is elegantly even and beautifully balanced, allowing the flavors to coat the mouth and linger long in the finish. The Claret can be considered its own food group!

Organic status: not organic

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