2009 Robert Foley Merlot


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  • galewskj wrote: (91 points)

    October 2, 2014 - 1.5 hour decant. The fruit and sweetness jump out at you, like a blackberry/raspberry spice pie. Creme de casis also. Nice fruit.

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  • rocknroller wrote: (90 points)

    September 27, 2014 - Mpls Wine Club Napa Blind tasting with cabs, merlot and chard (Rocknroller's (Kevin & Vicki's Place)): Very dark red-purple color. Decanted for 1.5hrs, drank 1 glass blind over 45 minutes. Nose is very fruit forward, big black fruits of cassis, blackberry liqueur, ripe, pepper with caramel and herbs emerging later. The palate is full bodied and concentrated, nicely textured, blackberry, blackberry liqueur, black pepper, and a moderate amount of heat. This did settle down over time; young, needs 2 years.

  • wineglas wrote: (91 points)

    September 27, 2014 - Big style wine. Blackberries, spice, coffee, minerals and a little heat. The heat blew off and the wine evolved in the glass. This is young and should improve with some time. Medium to long finish.

  • rickv2wine Likes this wine: (91 points)

    July 23, 2014 - i'm amazed this is an '09 Merlot. It's still a little backward, even after being open for three hours. I don't get a ton for fruit, but the early body is very tight and angular. I don't get how this will develop, but I'm not understanding the 93.3 rating on this wine. Maybe I need to open, decant and then pour after a couple of hours.

  • purpleteeeth wrote: (93 points)

    August 3, 2013 - Soft mouthfeel. Delicious and lush. Chocolate and leather on the palette with little tannin. Great wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

    (Robert Foley Vineyards Merlot Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Robert Foley
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 380 (72%)
  • Consumed 149 (28%)

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