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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Robert Foley in person
June 17, 2022



2019 Robert Foley Chardonnay; Mouth: Dry clean   firm, properly California but nicely solid dry restrained; Very Good - Excellent 43; Case, 36.99

2021 Robert Foley Hawksbill Rose; Color: Very pale pink; Aroma: Fresh lilting clean acid, light touch of Meyer lemon; Mouth: Clean, dry solid center dry very n ice breadth, fine acid, nice length; Very Good Plus 29.99; Case, 24.99

2017 Robert Foley Charbono; Color: Very dark black; Aroma: Spicy oak deep oak melange of oak & acid spice; Mouth: Clean deep, firm, lifted, a cedar edge clean and lithe; Excellent 43; Case, 36.99

2017 Robert Foley Griffin; Color: Very dark black intense; Aroma: Heady dense, clean spicy & rich; Mouth: Clean light, smooth, firm, light on its feet for Napa, fine acid rather long clean edgy lower toned; Very Good - Excellent 48; Case,39.99

2016 Robert Foley Merlot; Color: Dark purple edge; Aroma: Fresh, lively, full restrained plum, fragrant, Deep rather full, smooth; Mouth: A grace note of wood direct, plummy, but opens to fine tannins, lean; Very Good - Excellent 65; Case, 54.99

2016 Robert Foley Cabernet Sauvignon; Color: Almost black; Aroma: Very dark, very reserved, mocha, almost black tasting less lifted than claret; Mouth: Smooth, very dark, notes, thick and intense clean dark-hued, a fine acid edge; Outstanding 99; Case, 84.99

2016 Robert Foley Claret; Aroma: Very deep reserved, of a piece, some bright nose, precise; Mouth: Precise, smooth textured ripe, lifted, excellent, smooth light are, fine, fine acid, weights; ess,  rather intense, very refined; Outstanding$145; Case, $123


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