2011 Vina Robles "Red 4" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 35% Syrah, 25% Petit Sirah, 25% Mourvedre and the rest Grenache, the 2011 Red 4 is a juicy, straightforward red that gives up plenty of ripe fruit, licorice, toasted spice and charred earth to go with a medium to full-bodied, fruit-forward feel on the palate. It’s very well made, has integrated acidity and a clean, very drinkable style that is ideally suited for enjoying over the coming couple of years.
A blend of four grapes: Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre, mostly from the Huerhuero Vineyard in Paso Robles. Scents of red cherries and plums give way to anise, caramel and spice and carry over to the fresh, medium-bodied palate.