2008 Robert Foley US Red Blend "The Griffin"
Winery: Robert Foley
Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Griffin"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 42% Petite Sirah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Charbono, & 8% Merlot
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 3,400
KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Review date: January 20, 2011
Wine Review: This slightly opaque dark purple colored red blend from Robert Foley was very well received by members of my tasting panel. It opens with a fragrant black cherry and blackberry bouquet with a hint of oak and tobacco. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and polished. The flavor profile is a delicious concentrated boysenberry and black cherry blend with hints of oak, black licorice, and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its sticky tannins linger for quite some time. The group thought this wine was a lot of wine for the money and that it would pair well with a well marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Even more powerful than our first Griffin from the ‘07 vintage, the ’08 is a blend of 42% blockbuster Petite Sirah, 40% super-ripe Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% black and soft Charbono, and 8% ripe and round Merlot. This California red wine blend is a mouthful of fruit, which will stand up to any varietal wine and will entice you to break out the barbecue.
Organic status: not organic
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