The Foley Johnson 2018 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon comes from vineyards in the heart of Rutherford, 50%
being from our own Estate that is comprised of thicker and heavier adobe soils with small amounts of gravel
which are perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The ideal growing conditions in the vineyard allow our
Bordeaux varietals to reach full maturity on the vine without taking on the green, leafy taste of under-ripe
fruit. The grapes were all harvested between October and November 2018. The wine went through 100%
malolactic fermentation and is unfiltered. After 18 months in 30% new French, American and Hungarian oak.
The wine was bottled on April 13, 2020.
Upon opening our 2018 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, aromas of black cherry and cassis fill the
glass, followed by a hint of mocha. On the palate, bold tannins are balanced with concentrated flavors of
ripe fig with savory notes of black olive and dried herbs. Well structured and full bodied, our
Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable now, but will age beautifully over the next 5-10 years.
90 Points Wine Spectator – “Steeped plum and blackberry fruit melds nicely with touches of vanilla, cedar and warm earth through the finish, with a polished feel overall that makes this accessible now too. Drink now through 2026.”
90Points Wine Enthusiast – “This elegant red is earthy, with highlights of clove, currant and cedar. The midpalate is thick, concentrated and intense, built by a bold tannic grip that eases as it sits in the glass.”