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2004 Robert Foley Napa Valley Charbono

SKU #1024506 91 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Bob Foley has championed this heirloom variety, which so many others long ago abandoned. The wine shows an old-fashioned ruggedness and the kind of in-your-face tannins and grapeskin astringency you don’t see much anymore. Yet it’s massively fruity and will age well. *Cellar Selection* Inner quote mark (12/2006)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The talented Bob Foley turns out one of the two finest Charbonos in California. (Turley Cellars produces the other). Deep ruby/purple with notes of earth, mocha, black cherry, and spice, Foley’s 2004 Charbono is full-bodied, chewy, slightly rustic, but tasty. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2005)

90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A remarkably complex and enticing Charbono that actually tastes great. Rich, full-bodied yet lean and tightly focused, this exhibits a complex array of new leather, mineral and tart wild berry flavors that turn smooth and polished on the palate. Very impressive. (JL) Inner quote mark (11/2005)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Cassis, blackberry, violet and licorice on the nose. Juicy and precise if a bit lean, with penetrating flavors of blackberry and licorice framed by bright acids. Finishes with firm-edged tannins. (ST) Inner quote mark (6/2006)


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