Robert Foley Vineyards

Napa Valley Merlot

9.2115 ratings
9.217 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Kristin the Wine Girl

Taking the 2014 and putting it on ecstasy. Add warmth, thicken her up, and add even more voluptuousness. Wow. Cheers to the lovers out there this V Day!

Taking the 2014 and putting it on ecstasy. Add warmth, thicken her up, and add even more voluptuousness. Wow. Cheers to the lovers out there this V Day!

Feb 15th, 2021
Kristin the Wine Girl

Attention cab lovers, this bottle is for you. It represents all that California merlot can and should be. Big, bold, tastefully oaked, complex with strong tannins and a hearty finish. Fruit-driven, this bottle is strong enough for a man, but beautifully balanced just for this woman. Cheers!

Attention cab lovers, this bottle is for you. It represents all that California merlot can and should be. Big, bold, tastefully oaked, complex with strong tannins and a hearty finish. Fruit-driven, this bottle is strong enough for a man, but beautifully balanced just for this woman. Cheers!

Feb 15th, 2021
Cameron Parry

Big! Very modern, very ripe, big 2013 tannins, very extracted. Alcohol pokes out. Heavy on the dried fruit.

Big! Very modern, very ripe, big 2013 tannins, very extracted. Alcohol pokes out. Heavy on the dried fruit.

Oct 13th, 2019
Carl Fischer

My dinner companions only drink white wine so I was very happy to see a half bottle of this on the list for me! Rich fruit profile with flavors of blueberry, vanilla, baking spice. Hints of chocolate. Silky smooth texture and a finish that goes on and on.

My dinner companions only drink white wine so I was very happy to see a half bottle of this on the list for me! Rich fruit profile with flavors of blueberry, vanilla, baking spice. Hints of chocolate. Silky smooth texture and a finish that goes on and on.

Mar 7th, 2018
Carl Fischer

I love Bob's style of winemaking across the board, but especially his Merlots (Switchback, Pride, Hourglass, and his own label is no exception). This one is Big, bold, very fruit-forward with pronounced oak (but not overpowering) and fairly strong tannins. This is still a baby and made me understand what they mean by a "Cab lover's Merlot".

I love Bob's style of winemaking across the board, but especially his Merlots (Switchback, Pride, Hourglass, and his own label is no exception). This one is Big, bold, very fruit-forward with pronounced oak (but not overpowering) and fairly strong tannins. This is still a baby and made me understand what they mean by a "Cab lover's Merlot".

2 people found it helpfulNov 19th, 2015
Frank Wilson

I'm a cab drinker at heart.... This Merlot is very full bodied... Nice Woody taste .... Very nice

I'm a cab drinker at heart.... This Merlot is very full bodied... Nice Woody taste .... Very nice

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2015
Tracy Hall

Very nice. Balanced fruit and oak. Cherry spice, au jus, with a nice finish. No mistake that this is Merlot, and a 2013. Nice job as always!

Very nice. Balanced fruit and oak. Cherry spice, au jus, with a nice finish. No mistake that this is Merlot, and a 2013. Nice job as always!

Apr 22nd, 2017
Richard Patino

Deep rich fruit profile. Prominent dark fruits with firm tannins. Cocoa nibs on the finish. This is a very well made wine!

Deep rich fruit profile. Prominent dark fruits with firm tannins. Cocoa nibs on the finish. This is a very well made wine!

Feb 24th, 2016
Tracy Hall

Needs time to tell. Huge right now

Needs time to tell. Huge right now

Nov 22nd, 2014
Rob N
9.3

A great merlot; mellow but some secondary flavors. Awesome!

A great merlot; mellow but some secondary flavors. Awesome!

Jul 23rd, 2021