Robert Foley Claret 2008
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Claret (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) has that ethereal nose of spring flowers, boysenberry, blueberry, black currant, and spice. Following that seductive aromatic display, Foley's brilliance is again exhibited in the mouthfeel of this seamless wine, which has full-bodied flavors, no hard edges, gorgeous layers of fruit, and loads of complexity already, but is still a youthful wine with its best days ahead of it. This is brilliant winemaking, as some of us have come to expect from Bob Foley, and it should age well for 15-20 years.
Wine EnthusiastAn awkward wine. Tastes sweet and sour, like a Chinese restaurant fruit sauce. Lacks subtlety and nuance. Disappointing. Drink now.