....had his initial training working under Joe Heitz at Heitz cellars in the '70s and was also the founding winemaker of Markham Vineyards - where he spent 15 years prior to starting up Pride. Bob was founding winemaker at the famous Pride Mountain during the next fifteen years.
Bob Foley also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, School House, Paloma, and Engel Family wines.
Now, Bob is the winemaker for Dos Lagos Vineyards. Dos Lagos Cabernet elicits his style of ripe dark fruit concentration, sweet round tannic structure and a long complex finish. Throughout Bob's winemaking, he strives for balance, with deep flavors and supple textures.
WINEMAKER: ROBERT FOLEY
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...is to bring forward the vineyard's terroir with a subtle hand.
The result of his crafting is a deeply complex wine full of personality and great balance. Bob describes Dos Lagos Vineyards terroir: "Cabernet Sauvignon grown in this volcanic tuff series geology produces remarkably expressive wines of profound extraction."
Dos Lagos Cabernet offers flavors of dark berry, cherry, cassis, chocolate, with hints of tobacco woven together, while balancing these nuances against the sweet coffee/toffee aromas of new French oak.
Dos Lagos Cabernet grapes have been in the Robert Foley Clarets since 2009.
Kent hails from the food and spirits wonderland of southern Louisiana. Growing up in Baton Rouge and New Orleans with a grandfather in the wine distribution business, Jarman was surrounded by an appreciation for fantastic food and fine wines from a young age. Shortly after finishing high school he enrolled at the University of California, Davis to study winemaking, graduating in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Enology.
Upon graduation, he interned at J Vineyards & Winery in Healdsburg, followed by an internship at Spring Mountain Winery working with Becker. He was hired at Duckhorn Wine Company in 2002. Over the next five years as Assistant Winemaker for Duckhorn, he gained a first-hand education in the various soils, varietals and vineyards of the Napa Valley while working with Duckhorn’s many properties. In 2006, Kent set out on his own to consult for various small-production brands, and in 2007, he launched his own label, Joseph Kent Wines, with a production of just 200 cases of Sauvignon Blanc called “Joie de Vivre” and a Bordeaux-style red blend, called “Gris-Gris.”
Kent also is winemaker for Kennefick Ranch, Coup d'Foudre and Sommerston Wine Company. His 2015 Kennefick Ranch Sauvignon Blanc was featured on Wine Enthusiast's TOP WINES OF 2016.
Kent's first project with Dos Lagos Vineyards is our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc.