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What is “mountain” Cabernet anyway? Robert Foley will explain January 13

robert foley wine houstonAcclaimed Napa Valley winemaker Robert Foley (left) is widely considered one of the pioneers of “mountain” Cabernet.

What is “mountain” Cabernet anyway?

Historically, growers planted their grapes on Napa Valley’s “valley floor.”

Napa Valley lies at the top of California’s San Joaquin Valley, one of the most fertile and productive agricultural corridors in the world.

When people first began to make fine wine in Napa at the end of the nineteenth century, it was common to grow the grapes on flatlands, where yields were much bigger.

But over the last few decades, more and more Napa growers have begun to plant and harvest the slopes that surround the valley. On Howell mountain, for example, the higher altitude vineyards, the nutrient-poor volcanic soil, and the steep slopes are ideal for producing wines with excellent freshness, vibrant acidity, and rich fruit flavor.

Foley was among the first to plant and make wine from “mountain” vineyards and his approach to grape-growing and winemaking has led the way for countless others.

On Tuesday, January 13, he’ll be joining us at Vallone’s to explain his revolutionary philosophy of fine winemaking. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and to taste with a living legend of California wine.

Robert Foley Dinner
featuring the wines of
Robert Foley Vineyards
and a five-course menu by
Tony Vallone & Scott Sulma

Tuesday, January 13
7:00 p.m.
$195 per person
not including tax & gratuity

Limited availability.

“Foley is one of the more interesting winemakers in Napa Valley.”
—Robert Parker, Jr.
Wine Advocate

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