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Robert Foley Vineyards Merlot 2012

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Robert Foley Merlot - Napa

Region: USA » California » Napa » Spring Mountain

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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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

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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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3.50 5
09/01/2015

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Robert Foley Vineyards Merlot

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Vintage: 2010 03/01/2013

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2010 Robert Foley Vineyards Merlot 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 08/08/2014

Combines good focus and structure with richness and power. Aromas of currant and mineral lead to flavors of cherry, mocha and olive. Should bloom with time. Best from 2015 through 2021.


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Vintage: 2010 03/21/2014

The 2010 Merlot reveals lots of cocoa chocolate Asian plum sauce and black cherry liqueur notes in its dense ripe full-bodied silky hedonistic personality. It is hard to argue with this voluptuous seductive California Merlot. Drink it over the next decades. - Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2010 08/08/2014

The 2010 Merlot reveals lots of cocoa, chocolate, Asian plum sauce and black cherry liqueur notes in its dense, ripe, full-bodied, silky, hedonistic personality. It is hard to argue with this voluptuous, seductive California Merlot. Drink it over the next decades.


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Vintage: 2010 08/08/2014

Good red-ruby. Wild aromas of blueberry, mocha, espresso, game and earth. Densely packed and generous, with very good intensity to the dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors. Creaminess of texture is leavened by lively minerality. Finishes firm and persistent, with ripe tannins and considerable nuance.



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