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2014 Robert Foley US Red Blend "The Griffin"

Winery: Robert Foley

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Griffin"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 32% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petite Sirah, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Syrah & 9% Charbono

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 29, 2017

Wine Review: This pitch black colored big boy wine from Robert Foley opens with a boysenberry and blackberry jam bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, concentrated, rich and completely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a tasty black currant and plum blend with nicely integrated oak. I also detected hints of blueberry, black pepper and minerality. The finish is dry and its substantial tannins stick around in your mouth for a very long time. This wine is a perfect fireplace wine. With food, decant it and serve it with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This vibrantly youthful red blend offers aromas of red and black berry fruit, rose petals and just a touch of vanilla. The full body is framed by gently gripping fine tannins and a flood of berry fruit. More than half of this blend are classic claret varieties (Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot), which marry with Rhone-rooted varieties (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono). Delicious in its youth, this red blend combines the stuffing and balance to age elegantly for many years.

Organic status: not organic

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