The 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is predominantly Cabernet (92%) with small amounts of Syrah,Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot that help round out the wine. This wine has aromas of sweet spice, vanilla,and ripe red cherry that carry through to the palate. This mid-palate Cabernet is full of berry flavors andfinishes with lingering dark cocoa. While this wine will continue to soften over the next year, it is a greatwine and can be enjoyed through 2021.
The Foley Johnson Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is grown at two different vineyards on the estate. The Peral Vineyard which lies southeast of the Main Vineyard has heavier soils with small amounts of gravel. The Main vineyard is on loamy soils of gravel, clay, and sand which helps provide ample drainage and lessen the vigor of foliage growth. These ideal growing conditions allow our Bordeaux varietals to reach full maturity on the vine without taking on the green leafy taste of under-ripened fruit.