Foley Sonoma’s winemaking philosophy is about pure varietal expression—an aspiration that is simple in concept, yet very intricate in execution. Exclusively for the Barrel Auction, Winemaker Courtney Foley presents Courtney’s Cuvée, a remarkable blend sourced from Foley Sonoma’s estate vineyards in the Alexander Valley.
Planted in the early 2000s, these vines benefit from both gravelly terroir and a multitude of high degree days that, when combined, cultivate deep, rich flavors. Each barrel is hand selected for this blend based on aromatics, varietal intensity and balance, for a Red Blend that’s bursting with personality.
Clone 337 Cabernet brings ripe, approachable red fruits that fill the palate, while the Petit Verdot adds rich dark fruit to the mid-palate. Malbec lends a bright note to the wine. Finally, a small portion of Tannat was added for aromatic intensity and an earthy component that balances the fruit. Each sip reveals a wine carefully crafted by a winemaker at the top of her game, from a winery that exemplifies the ultimate in Sonoma County perfection.