2017 Robert Foley The Griffin
2017 Robert Foley The Griffin Expansive, rich and deeply textured wine overdelivers. Ultra purple in color, this proprietary red blend offers complex aromas of wild berries, camphor and violet blossoms. Expansive black cherry flavors couple with a well-balanced acidity and evenly gripping tannin. A mouthful of red wine! A pleasure from nose to finish, it has a very aromatic nose, followed by a lush mouthfeel and a medium to full bodied palate If you like blends like Orin Swift’s The Prisoner or Buoncristiani’s O.P.C., this one is a must-have. Undeniably approachable now, and yet with the structure, density, and complexity for great age-ability.
Robert Foley is a legend in Napa. He is one of the finest Winemakers in Napa ever. His wines are some of Napa’s most sought after cult bottlings, including Robert Foley Vineyards, School House, Paloma, Pride Mountain, and Switchback Ridge and Hourglass. Bob began his wine making career in the Napa Valley in 1977, having just graduated from UC Davis with degrees in both Viticulture and Enology. He spent his first year working for Heitz Cellars, followed by 15 years as the founding winemaker for Markham Vineyards. In 1992, Bob began another 15 years as the founding winemaker for Pride Mountain Vineyards. The man is an absolute master of winemaking and today He now focuses mostly on Robert Foley Vineyards. Cabs from Robert Foley Vineyards are world class and are priced to match. What many people don’t know is that Bob also makes a wine called Robert Foley The Griffin which is one of the all-time great buys in Napa an insider smart buy if I ever saw one. It normally sells for about half the price of his Cabs and specially for the Fall ahead we have got the wine all the way down to $34.99 plus Free Case Shipping. This is a screaming buy. The wine totally over delivers for the price. Definite buy!