Friday, July 20, 2012

Vina Robles 2008 Red4 (California)

Hail, Hail the Gang's all here ... first family dinner since my sister moved to Australia about a year ago (or is it two - I think it's two-plus, how time flies).  Anyway the family got together for some food around my parents kitchen table.  Steak, potatoes, corn, cole slaw, fried mushrooms ... heck I lost count of all the things mom put on the table.  But I do remember the wine, this RED4 is a blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre, heavy on the first two.  It was smooth and lush in the mouth with lots of plum, dark fruit and chocolate notes.  Tannins weren't too over the top as the fruit pushed through everything ... great pairing with steak.

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