Saturday, April 07, 2012
Robert Foley "The Griffin" 2009 wine review by (PB)
Complex with awesome bouquet of complexity with gobs of berries and very prominent chocolate cream bon-bons along with a later appearance of dill or cedar on the end of the bouquet.
Palate-- Tannic and acidic due to its youthfulness but wonderfully promising giving a heads up as to what the future holds. Unfortunately this was a bit of a waste since it was so immature and yet the *experience was well worth it!
I paid about $40 for this and will try and find another to lay down for a few years. Raise a glass.
Robert Foley is a renowned wine maker and found himself with a wonderful blend of top grapes at a time when the economy was raging downward. So he blended them into this "second label" red at a more affordable price.
*Opened this bottle with some dear friends on the "19th hole" at a CC in S. Carolina after a punishing round of golf. The wine was great, the experience better, the friends priceless and the wonder of win is that if I ever do find this bottle in my neck of the woods, it will be impossible to drink it and not think of the boys, of Charlotte! Raise a glass my friends!!!
Posted by PB at 6:32 PM