Robert Foley Vineyards Claret (1.5L Magnum) 2001

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 133797
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP99
  • WS96
  • ST95
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP96
  • WS91
  • ST91
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Winemaker's Notes

The Bordeaux Blend, Napa-Style! Foley Claret has returned to its roots as a Bordeaux blend of the best we have: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Howell Mountain and Atlas Peak vineyards, 17% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot, which together contribute lushness of the mid palate and exotic aromatics of violet and lavender. This classic Cabernet-based blend will blow your mind in its youth and age gracefully for decades to come. (450 cases produced)

Critical Acclaim

"The virtually perfect 2001 Claret (80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot) is a tour de force in winemaking. It possesses extraordinary concentration, intensity, purity, and ripeness, yet retains an elegant style. With a spectacular perfume of blackberry liqueur, cassis, acacia flowers, graphite, espresso roast, and chocolate as well as a 60-second finish, this long, dense 2001 is still primary, but already fun to drink. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020."
99 Points

"An intense and powerful Cabernet blend, with intense, vibrant, concentrated currant and blackberry flavors that show off exotic spicy fragrances, finishing with a potent aftertaste that gushes with fruit and tannins. A genuinely exciting wine with fascinating flavors and balance."
96 Points

"Saturated bright ruby. Extroverted aromas of cassis, blackberry, minerals and dark chocolate show a strong element of torrefaction. Then lush, smooth and extremely deep, with terrific vinosity giving the wine the texture of a great Medoc wine. With its complicating notes of cedar, coffee, earth and tobacco, this is quite different in style than the outstanding Pride Reserve Claret that's also made by Bob Foley. Finishes with powerful, brooding tannins and great palate-staining persistence."
95 Points

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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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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