Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

2015 Robert Foley The Griffin

A Wine We Loved
March 1, 2018


Robert Foley is one of northern California's finest red wine makers, made famous for his Merlot, Cabernet, and Claret under his own label and the wines he made at Pride Mountain that made its reputation.

Earlier this week we were tasting through his current releases for to a dinner we will be doing with him on March 28th, when we were struck by the quality and interest of the 'least' of his offerings.

                                      The Griffin is a "bit of everything" wine, a melange including some less usual grapes of which Bob is fond; charbono, petite sirah, malbec; together with mainstays merlot, syrah and cabernet. The combination, especially in the very good 2015 vintage, makes for a strikingly successful wine, one that combines spicy notes with a rich deep and smooth texture.


2015 Robert Foley The Griffin- Organic; Color: medium dark; Aroma: sweet on the attack, freshly aromatic with notes of tobacco and sweet spice; very very pretty; Mouth: clean fine acid, smooth, light and lifted, rather intense, complex with sweet spice and , smooth, textured and rich; Very Good - Excellent 43; Mixed Case, 38.7; Case, 36.55


Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: order@federalwine.com


Please pass this on to any friends who are wine enthusiasts.


           - Len Rothenberg