(From 2011 Vintage) This Red blend features black currant and allspice flavors with a big mid-palate. The gentle grip of fine tannins lingers for a long while.
Robert Foley, the man and the winery, is legend. Pride, Switchback, Hourglass & Paloma are just a few of the ultra-premium wineries Robert has crafted wines for. His wines from the Robert Foley Winery always score huge. This Griffin blend is composed of the remaining lots of his 95+ point scoring wines. The 2009 is 50% Petite Sirah, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 13% Merlot. It's ultra dark in color and displays everything that we've become accustom to with the wines of Robert Foley. That is, super rich and concentrated, fruit driven, and superbly balanced wines Robert Foley 2009 Griffin On the nose aromas of creme de cassis, blackberry pie filling, melted black licorice, graphite, dark chocolate brownie, camphor, tar, sarsaparilla, and hints of violet. On the palate the wine shows big blackberry, cassis, and dark chocolate flavors, that combine with hints of graphite and mineral.
wow, old world sensibilities here. deep inky opaque, jammy allspice and boysenberry notes
Robert ParkerRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013