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2016 Robert Foley US Red Blend "The Griffin"

Robert Foley 2016 Griffin

Winery: Robert Foley

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Griffin"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 38% Merlot, 18% Petite Sirah, 17% Petit Verdot, 11% Syrah, 9% Charbono, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon & 2% Other Reds

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 3,500

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: January 27, 2019

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and very dark red colored blend from Robert Foley opens with a fragrant cranberry and ripe strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is a blueberry and vanilla oak blend with notes of stewed plum. I also detected hints of black cherry, menthol and bay leaf. The finish features rather dry and dusty tannins that stick around for quite a while. This big boy will pair well with slow cooked short ribs. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas suggest ripe black berry fruit with a floral hint. The richness of mid-palate, balanced acidity and gentle tannin linger in a long finish. More than half of this blend are classic claret varieties (Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot), which marry with Rhone-rooted varieties (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono) and little bit of zing from a few of Bob’s other favorites.

Organic status: not organic

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