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2009 Robert Foley US Red Blend "The Griffin"

Winery: Robert Foley

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Griffin"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 50% Petite Sirah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 13% Merlot

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $35

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

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Robert Foley 2009 Griffin.

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