2009 Robert Foley US Red Blend "The Griffin"
Winery: Robert Foley
Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Griffin"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 50% Petite Sirah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 13% Merlot
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 3,500
KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: March 29, 2012
Wine Review: This pitch black colored blend is made from mostly Petite Sirah. It opens with a mild oak infused blackberry and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very well balanced, and super smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious cherry vanilla with notes of blueberry and plum with a touch of black licorice. The finish is dry and its bold tannins are dusty and very sticky. The panel suggested that this wine would pair well with a filet mignon. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Ultra purple in color, this proprietary red blend offers complex aromas of wild berries, camphor and violet blossoms. Expansive black cherry flavors couple with a well-balanced acidity and evenly gripping tannin. A mouthful of red wine! The '09 is a blend of 50% blockbuster Petite Sirah, 37% super-ripe Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% ripe and round Merlot. The blend changes every vintage, so stock up if you find a favorite, as next year’s bottle will be a surprise.
Organic status: not organic
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