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Foley Johnson 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Foley Johnson 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Rutherford Elegance: 2019 Foley Johnson 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon

In the heart of Napa Valley's revered Rutherford AVA, the 2019 Foley Johnson 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon captures the quintessence of this storied wine region. Crafted with passion and precision, this wine is a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, reflecting the vision of founders Bill Foley and Carol Johnson Foley. The winery, celebrated for its luxury Bordeaux varietals, delivers a Cabernet Sauvignon that is a testament to every bottle's meticulous care and dedication.

Vineyard Virtues & Winemaking Wisdom

The Foley Johnson Estate, nestled along Highway 29, benefits from the adobe-heavy soils sprinkled with gravel – an idyllic terroir for cultivating the robust Cabernet Sauvignon. Under the expert guidance of Michael Beaulac, Director of Winemaking, and over three decades of winemaking experience across Napa Valley, this vintage epitomizes the balance between the vineyard's gifts and the art of winemaking.

Product Details:

  • Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
  • Composition: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petite Sirah, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
  • Aging: 26 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak (40% new)
  • Alcohol: 15.4%
  • Total Acidity: 6.1 g/L
  • pH: 3.65
  • Bottling Date: January 4, 2022
  • Production: 9,600 cases

Tasting Notes:

Diving deeper into the sensory experience, the 2019 Foley Johnson 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning showcase of Rutherford terroir. The nose is a rich tapestry of aromas, weaving together blackberry, raspberry, and hints of caramelized sugar, with a backdrop of barrel spice and tobacco leaf, setting the stage for a palate that expands on these notes. Upon tasting, layers unfold to reveal additional dimensions of dusty cocoa, vanilla, and dried sage, adding complexity and depth. The palate is beautifully structured, with firm yet smooth tannins that pave the way to a lingering finish, inviting one to savor each sip. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a testament to the classic Bordeaux varietal and a reflection of the unique characteristics of the Rutherford AVA. Its sophisticated blend of flavors and aromas makes it an unforgettable experience for any wine lover.

A Culinary Companion:

This Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is a versatile partner to a wide range of dishes, enhancing the flavors of hearty meat preparations, refined cheese selections, and sophisticated vegetarian entrees. Its complexity and depth make it ideal for special occasions and fine dining experiences.

A Reflection of Rutherford:

The 2019 vintage from Foley Johnson is more than just a wine; it reflects the land, the people, and the passion that define this iconic wine-growing region. As the wine gracefully ages, it promises to reveal even more of its character, offering a journey through the essence of Rutherford, Napa Valley. Enjoy this exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon now, or cellar it to savor its evolution in the future.

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