2012 Vina Robles US Red Blend "Suendero"
Winery: Vina Robles
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
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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