Foley Johnson - Estate Bottled - Cabernet Sauvignon
Foley Johnson - Estate Bottled - Cabernet Sauvignon

Foley Johnson - Estate Bottled - Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Red Wine

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Item# 70875A-15

Technical data

PH 3.80
ALCOHOL 15.3%
BOTTLING DATE July 16, 2015
Appellation Rutherford
Composition 92.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Malbec, 1.4% Merlot, 0.7% Petit Verdot
TA 5.7 g/l
Aging 18 months in new and used French oak barrels (25% new)

Vintage

2013 was an exceptional vintage! The warm, dry spring resulted in early bud break, around the same week as last year's vintage. Moderate temps throughout most of the growing season made for ideal conditions, healthy vines, and even ripening. October was cool but sunny, which allowed for extended hang times and complete ripening.

Vineyard

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. The grapes were hand harvested from September 23 through October 25, 2013 under clear night skies. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation and was racked four times throughout the barreling process. After 18 months of aging in new and used French Oak barrels (25% new) the wine was bottled July 16th, 2015.

Vinification

The Foley Johnson Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested September 27 through October 28, 2011 under clear night skies. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation and was racked four times throughout the barreling process. After 21 months of aging in new and used French Oak barrels (33% new) the wine was bottled July 15, 2013.