- Vina Robles Red4 2009 Product #25352 (In Stock)
It’s not entirely clear how a couple of guys of Swiss heritage created one of Paso Robles’ most exciting young wine estates. Swiss native Hans Nef spent a couple of years looking for vineyard in California before deciding to buy an scrubby property dotted with oak trees in the Central Coast’s Paso Robles region in 1996. Fellow Swiss native Matthias Gubler joined in 1999 and made Vina Robles’s first vintage that year.
Nef and Gubler motto – “European Inspiration – California Character” describes their entry-level Red4 blend perfectly. As in France’s Rhone Valley, the wine is a blend of distinctive grapes – Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre – that complement one another beautifully. The 2008 Red4 is a joy to drink today for its lush fruit, chunky texture, and rich tannins. Give it a few years in the cellar and the flavors will meld even more and a deep earthy note will emerge as the tannins melt away. Great wine for anything from pizza to burgers – and a great value!