Robert Foley Red Blend Napa Valley the Griffin 2008

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Even more powerful than our first Griffin from the ‘07 vintage, the ’08 is a blend of 42% blockbuster Petite Sirah, 4...

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Staten Island, NY (6.8 mi)
USD 28.99
750ml
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Purchased 1/21/2011, ~$29.93 Supurb, nicely structured. saving a couple bottles for the 2015 time frame. Rated 93 - The 2008 The Griffin is someth... Read more

Even more powerful than our first Griffin from the ‘07 vintage, the ’08 is a blend of 42% blockbuster Petite Sirah, 40% super-ripe Cabernet Sauvign... Read more

Even more powerful than our first Griffin from the 07 vintage, the 08 is a blend of 42% blockbuster Petite Sirah, 40% super-ripe Cabernet Sauvignon... Read more

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Snooth User: jem1234
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4.00 5
10/30/2011

Purchased 1/21/2011, ~$29.93 Supurb, nicely structured. saving a couple bottles for the 2015 time frame. Rated 93 - 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. - Robert Parker.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Even more powerful than our first Griffin from the ‘07 vintage, the ’08 is a blend of 42% blockbuster Petite Sirah, 40% super-ripe Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% black and soft Charbono, and 8% ripe and roun


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/19/2010

Even more powerful than our first Griffin from the 07 vintage, the 08 is a blend of 42% blockbuster Petite Sirah, 40% super-ripe Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% black and soft Charbono, and 8% ripe and round Merlot. This California red wine blend is a mouthful of fruit, which will stand up to any varietal wine and will entice you to break out the barbecue.


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01/10/2013

Good deep ruby. Aromas of wild blueberry jelly, minerals, violet, bitter chocolate and pepper. Sweet and pliant; juicy without being thick. Terrific intensity to the dark berry, spice and chocolate flavors. Finishes with tongue-clenching tannins and a note of iron. A captivating blend that takes advantage of high-altitude petite sirah (at 2,800 feet) in Lake County. andldquo;This kind of wine is what Napa Valley did until Andre Tchelischeff came along in the late andrsquo;40s,andrdquo; noted winemaker Bob Foley.


External Review
01/10/2013

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 andmdash; 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.


External Review
09/27/2011

Ripe enough in blackberries, currants and mocha, with an earthy, tobacco herbaceousness. The tannins are potent, making the wine hard. Drink now, after a good decanting.


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06/21/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Even more powerful than our first Griffin from the ‘07 vintage, the ’08 is a blend of 42% blockbuster Petite Sirah, 40% super-ripe Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% black and soft Charbono, and 8% ripe and round Merlot. This California red wine blend is a mouthful of fruit, which will stand up to any varietal wine and will entice you to break out the barbecue.

Even more powerful than our first Griffin from the ‘07 vintage, the ’08 is a blend of 42% blockbuster Petite Sirah, 40% super-ripe Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% black and soft Charbono, and 8% ripe and round Merlot. This California red wine blend is a mouthful of fruit, which will stand up to any varietal wine and will entice you to break out the barbecue.

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