New release of Pride winemaker Robert Foley's private label. The Robert Foley Claret is one of the most collectible Napa Cabernets. Limited.
95 Points Robert Parker: "The 2014 Claret is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot coming from Calistoga, Howell Mountain and Mt. Veeder. This represents 600 cases of a large-boned, virile, big, juicy blackcurrant and blackberry-scented and flavored Cabernet Sauvignon with some background toast, licorice and forest floor. It has terrific richness, sweet, velvety tannin, and notable opulence and length. Drink it over the next 15 or so years...
...Robert Foley, of course, became well-known during his 15-year stint as the winemaker at Pride Mountain Vineyards, high above Spring Mountain. However, he has also made wine at other well-known sites known for quality, including Hourglass, Switchback and Paloma. He only has three wines under his name, and they are all noteworthy efforts."
Very Limited new release of Pride winemaker Robert Foley's private label. The Robert Foley Merlot Napa Valley is one of the best Merlots in California today.
94 Points Brix26: "A Merlot for Cabernet lovers, the dark ruby hue leads to thoroughly ripe aromas and flavors of red cherry, espresso and clove. The rich mid palate gushes with candied cherry, cassis and currant character framed with chewy yet elegantly fine tannins. Masculine structure and spice from Howell Mountain marry perfectly with the round femininity of Calistoga to create a perfect textural balance. 800 cases produced."
The irrepressible and highly talented Bob Foley is out on his own now, although still consulting, and these wines are his personal projects. They have been very successful in the past, and there’s no indication that he intends to rest on his laurels.
98 Points Parker
Very Limited new release of Pride winemaker Robert Foley's private label. The Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most collectible Napa Cabernets available.
95 Points Robert Parker: "The delicious, fruit-forward, dense purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits plenty of roasted espresso notes intermixed with cassis, chocolate and toasty oak. Opulent, full-bodied and unctuously textured, it should continue to drink well for 10-12 years...
Robert Foley, who became prominent as the winemaker for so many great vintages at Pride Mountain Vineyard, has been on his own for a number of years. His current offerings include three outstanding efforts from the super 2012 vintage."