Robert Foley Vineyards Claret 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 117914
  • WS94
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP96
  • WS91
  • ST91
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 is a blend of vineyard blocks rather than varieties and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyards in the north Valley impart the lushness of the mid-palate, while vineyards on Mount Veeder. Atlas Peak and Howell Mountain provide their firm structure. The synergistic combination of these strengths of character results in a powerfully expressive wonder-wine. Delicious middle, thorough ripeness and perfect tannin framework put this one right up with our 2001 vintage, one of the best reds we've had the pleasure to have known. Give this Cabernet a shot early-on and then put enough away to watch it develop for as long as you can give it. Inspirational in its youth, the '06 Claret will out-age most of us!

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth, rich and complex, this is full-bodied, with firm, focused currant, sage and dusty berry fruit that runs deep with concentration, unfolding to reveal blackberry, mineral and light cedary oak flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon."
94 Points

"Bright ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, plum and licorice. Sweet and densely packed, with dark berry and graphite flavors along with a slight dried-fruit character. I find this a bit low-pitched for a Foley wine despite its sound ripe acidity. Finishes with chewy, slightly dry tannins that call for at least a few years of aging. This is all cabernet sauvignon in 2006, from vineyards on Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak and Calistoga.
Rating: 91(+?)"
91 Points

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Learn About Robert Foley Vineyards Map ItMap It

Robert Foley Vineyards in Napa Valley is a small family owned and operated winery headed by winemaker, Bob Foley. Bob has been a winemaker for over 30 years, and produces wines from many varietals, including the lesser known favorite, Charbono. Bob is known for making deep, dark wines with remarkable depth and complexity.

Foley Vineyards' new cave and wine facility finished recently on Howell Mountain.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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