Robert Foley Merlot 2011
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.
Wine SpectatorSleek and fleshy, with vibrant black cherry and toasty oak aromas and soft but well-structured flavors of red currant, herb and mocha. An excellent Merlot in a challenging year. Drink now through 2018. 800 cases made.