Robertfoley griffin

"The Griffin" 2014

Robert Foley Vineyards

Bottled in Spring of 2016, this vibrantly youthful red blend offers aro- mas of red and black berry fruit, rose petals and just a touch of vanilla. The full body is framed by gently gripping fine tannins and a flood of berry fruit. More than half of this blend are classic claret varieties (Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot), which marry with Rhone-rooted varieties (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono). Delicious in its youth, this red blend combines the stuffing and balance to age elegantly for many years.

Country:
USA
Region:
California
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
32% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petite Sirah, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Syrah, 9% Charbono
Size:
750 mL

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Aging:
New & neutral French oak (18 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
15.5
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "Things picked up with his 2014 The Griffin, a proprietary blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Charbono. Aged 18 months in French oak (both new and neutral), this is a big cuvĂ©e at a good price for an almost Mediterranean-styled wine with loads of meat, lavender, pepper, spice box, and excellent, ripe black and red currant fruit. It is medium-bodied, silky textured, and best drunk over the next 5-7 years." (Robert Parker)

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