From the Cellar

Vina Robles 2008 Red4 (California)

11 Mar 2019

Red4 2008

 

(December 14, 2018) ... The four in the name of this wine refers to the four grapes that go into this Rhone Valley red blend by way of California:  Syrah (62%), Petite Sirah (34%), Mourvedre (2%), Grenache (2%) ... Now ten years on it is still as beautiful a bottle of wine (as it was in its youth), maybe even better, now that it has had time to settle and the grapes to get used to being together; with lots of dark fruit, plum, blackberry, Christmas spices, vanilla, black cherry - hints of mocha, white pepper and a pretty good hit of tannins ... age has really helped this wine a lot and if I have any more I'd be willing to hold it another 5 years or more.

 

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