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2012 Vina Robles US Red Blend "Suendero"

Winery: Vina Robles

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Suendero"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot & 4% Malbec

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 627

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: March 12, 2017

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored big boy Cabernet based red blend from Vina Robles is impressive. It opens with a black raspberry bouquet with hints of boysenberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and lush. The flavor profile is a concentrated stewed plum with notes of boysenberry. I also detected hints of blackberry in the background. The finish is dry and displays lots of dusty tannins that build up and last for a while. I would decant the big wine and serve it with a well marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Inky purple garnet Aroma: Dark currants and black cherries with hints of licorice, mocha and spice Taste: Rich and full-bodied; dark fruit flavors with well-structured, chewy tannins that linger into a long, balanced finish Pairing suggestions: Flank steak, braised beef or venison with spatzli and chestnuts

Organic status: not organic

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