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2011 Robert Foley US Red Blend "The Griffin"

Robert Foley 2011 The Griffin

Winery: Robert Foley

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Griffin"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 65% Merlot, 16% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah, & 5% Charbono

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: February 3, 2014

Wine Review: This pitch black colored red blend is very good and enjoyed by everyone who tried it during the Super Bowl. It opens with a mild blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced, smooth and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with hints of blueberry and faint oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are well managed and linger nicely. Our mini-tasting group thought this wine would be perfect on its own by the fireplace or while watching the big game! Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This youthful 2011 Griffin drinks like a Pomerol! Aromas and flavors of red cherry and red currant carried by an elegantly weighted mid-palate and perfect balance. The finish is graced with a touch of mocha and espresso and finishes long with very fine gentle tannins. The 2011 Griffin is a blend of 65% elegant and lush Calistoga Merlot, 16% fruity and approachable Syrah, 14% dark and rich Petite Sirah, and 5% soft and expressive Charbono. Delicioso!

Organic status: not organic

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