(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.
Fruit: Black cherry, plum, hint of blueberry. Vegetable: braised bok choi Floral: lavender Choc/Cof/tea: tea Animal: barnyard hay, seared lamb Earth: cotton, mushroom, cedar Mineral: wet stone, copper Body: light Texture: rough linen Balance: heady heat out of balance with the thinner body Finish: short coppery finish
Awesome clean tasting & full bodied.
Wine & Spirits(From 2008 Vintage) The 2008 The Griffin is something new, an homage to Ireland consisting of 42% Petite Sirah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Charbono, and 8% Merlot. Beautiful black raspberry, blueberry, spicy, peppery fruit jump from the glass of this dense purple wine. Foley has somehow built considerable sweet tannin into the full-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel. This is something California needs to do more of - creative blends that are loaded with personality and soul. This wine is part Rhone Ranger and part classic Napa Cabernet. Drink it over the next decade.