Red

2009 Robert Foley Merlot

Merlot

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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CT92.8 33 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • cellarpalate wrote: (93 points)

    December 5, 2015 - Excellent. Aromatic, deep, rich, nicely layered, with long finish. Lots of life ahead of it but drinking well right now too.

  • davidandrose Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 1, 2015 - Can't believe I haven't popped one of these in nearly 3 years, and its been a year since anyone posted a CT note. Decanted and allowed to sit for an hour, followed over 3 hours. At 1hr there's heat and dark fruit on the nose; leather, pepper and flavored pipe tobacco as well. Profile is extraordinarily well-integrated - ripe black cherry and other dark fruits, smooth and refined yet with a mouthfeel that's neither lush nor silky. I'd venture this is within a year of hitting its peak, longer if a popnpour. Aging like a solid calicab, which makes it a classic Foley merlot.

  • 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.

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

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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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 367 (66%)
  • Consumed 189 (34%)

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