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2008 Robert Foley Vineyards Claret

ITEM 8240560 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $85
Item Sold Amount Date
I8290457 2 $85 Jun 26, 2022
I8263779 1 $85 Jun 12, 2022
I8253923 1 $85 Jun 5, 2022
I8242910 1 $85 May 29, 2022
I8222463 1 $85 May 15, 2022
I8175930 1 $95 Apr 10, 2022
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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

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.

92Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of blackberry, cassis, gunflint and bitter chocolate. Sweet and rich, with spice and mineral notes and harmonious acidity framing the fine-grained flavors of blackberry and bitter chocolate. ..

PRODUCER

Robert Foley Vineyards

Robert Foley Vineyards is on Howell Mountain, in Napa Valley. It was started in 1998 when Robert Foley, a Napa Valley winemaker who previously worked at Pride and other vineyards, decided to start making his own wine. Foley’s first wine was his signature Claret, but he has since expanded into Petite Sirah, Merlot, Charbono and most recently The Griffin, a blend. He has also produced white wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Foley “one of California’s most talented winemakers…(His) are consistently top-notch efforts with impressive personalities.”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

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