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The Kitchen Wineshop USD 80.00 750ml

Robert Foley Charbono Napa Valley 2004

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2004 Robert Foley Charbono - "Native of southern France or northern Italy, Charbono arrived in California in the 1800s and gained favor as a body-builder and overall intensifier when blended with the early Napa Cabernets. Most "Charbonophiles" associate this variety with Inglenook which is where I fell in love with it in the 1960s. My Charbono is grown by Gary Heitz, former Inglenook grower, who provides profoundly expressive fruit from which I craft deep rich cuvees. Small percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and new French oak complete the assemblage of this inspiring red wine." - Robert FoleyThis is a California Wine.

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Robert Foley Winery:
Robert Foley began his wine making career in the Napa Valley in 1977, working at a number of highly regarded Napa Valley wineries including the famous Pride Mountain Vineyards, where he spent 15 years as founding wine maker. During this period he also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, School House, and Engel Family wines. In 1998 Robert Foley Vineyards bottled... Read more
Robert Foley began his wine making career in the Napa Valley in 1977, working at a number of highly regarded Napa Valley wineries including the famous Pride Mountain Vineyards, where he spent 15 years as founding wine maker. During this period he also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, School House, and Engel Family wines. In 1998 Robert Foley Vineyards bottled their first Claret, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and over the last 10 years have expanded and diversified their own production. Bob’s reputation for producing very expressive wines which finish gracefully continues to develop at the new winery facility on the summit of Napa County’s Howell Mountain. Bob and wife and Business Manager Kelly Kehoe house over 1000 barrels in an extensive cave system which they completed in summer of 2008 for the production of Robert Foley wines. When Bob's not making wine he spends quality time with his wife Kelly, his children, and his new grand daughter. You can also find Bob at jammin' at venues across the county with his rock and roll group, The Robert Foley Band Read less

Editorial Reviews for Robert Foley Charbono Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,459
4.00 5
09/13/2012

From Magnum: Still explosive on the nose with black cherry and blueberry Pie filling aromas framed with tobacco and baking spices and all dusted with vanilla sugar. Rich and rugged in the mouth with lots of soft tannins covered with deep, rich blueberry and cherry fruit. the tannins build on the backend and turn this a touch dry, but there's still plenty to like. The backend shows the plummier, almost pruny side of Charbono with lots of toasty spice coming out on the moderately long finish which ends with more blueberry fruit and a streak of vanilla. A bit of a brute, but I like it. 89pts and might improve over the next 4-8 years.


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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

Fruity c blueberry, black raspberry, vanilla. somewha primary but good


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
7729671,563
3.50 5
05/08/2012

Rare grape from the 1850's one of 3 producers.


Snooth User: SolidNCompact
7194522
2.50 5
05/27/2008

interesting experience with this limited charbono. my least favorite foley to date. (though not in love with charbonos) very dark gorgeous color. found the nose funky, almost unpleasant after decanting. cherry, apple, spice and tobacco notes. novice here, and not sure what the fuss is about.


Snooth User: iamjasonmann
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4.00 5
02/23/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Robert Foley Charbono Napa Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/20/2011

The talented Bob Foley turns out one of the two finest Charbonos in California. (Turley Cellars produces the other). Deep ruby/purple with notes of earth, mocha., black cherry, and spice, Foley's 2004 Charbono is full-bodied, chewy, slightly rus... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Charbono wine from California in USA. 2004 Robert Foley Vineyards Charbono 750ml



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2004 Robert Foley Charbono - "Native of southern France or northern Italy, Charbono arrived in California in the 1800s and gained favor as a body-builder and overall intensifier when blended with the early Napa Cabernets. Most "Charbonophiles" associate this variety with Inglenook which is where I fell in love with it in the 1960s. My Charbono is grown by Gary Heitz, former Inglenook grower, who provides profoundly expressive fruit from which I craft deep rich cuvees. Small percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and new French oak complete the assemblage of this inspiring red wine." - Robert FoleyThis is a California Wine.

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