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Foppiano Estate Russian River Petite Sirah 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

On the nose blueberries and dark chocolate are the predominant aromatics with a touch of floral and spice. Flavors of blueberry, blackberry and black cherry commingle with hints of graham cracker and vanilla and a touch of white pepper. The well structured tannins produce a long silky finish with fruit to the end.

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Foppiano Vineyards:
For over one hundred years, the Foppianos have been involved in the American wine industry from their home ranch in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. The story of Foppiano Vineyards is a family epic and full of industry history. It is a tale which confirms the value of perseverance and commitment. The Foppiano Vineyards brand remains the best known and most admired by the industry and co... Read more
For over one hundred years, the Foppianos have been involved in the American wine industry from their home ranch in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. The story of Foppiano Vineyards is a family epic and full of industry history. It is a tale which confirms the value of perseverance and commitment. The Foppiano Vineyards brand remains the best known and most admired by the industry and consumers. Petite Sirah, the family's favorite wine, has become the winery's signature wine, and is known nationwide as one of the country's top Petites year-in and year-out. The 115-year history of Foppiano Vineyards confirms that through the strength of the family and a commitment to quality, tradition can be maintained and can thrive. Now in 2011, Foppiano Vineyards has added to their team industry veteran and current COO Todd Arterburn and winemaker Natalie West. It's their dedication to carry on the tradition that the family has fostered over the generations and continue to be lead the California wine industry in the production of world class Petite Sirah. Tasting Room Open Daily 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Read less

Editorial Reviews for Foppiano Estate Russian River Petite Sirah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
07/02/2011

Black fruit, spice and earth on the nose, with some violet undertones and a sweet candied red plum note. Big and a bit inky on entry with nice blue and black fruits up front over some toasty oak. Tannins are a bit spicy and stiff from the oak. Nice balance, neither overly dense nor thick, but a little youthfully chewy. Lots of blueberry fruit on the backend with a short, drying, woody finish. The finish shows a touch of heat as well but this is solid Petite. 87pts


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3.50 5
04/15/2011

Slightly hot nose of deep black fruit (blackberries). Silky smooth and flavorful with black olives and nice acidity. Finishes with a bit of tar.


Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.00 5
07/30/2011

Highly alcoholic big whopper of a wine. 15.2% alcohol is no joke. This knocked me on my ass. Thick, tannic and pairs well with any sort of heavy meat, like Beef Burgundy.


Snooth User: Mimi Kim
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3.00 5
05/12/2011

Caramel on the nose for me and lots of blackberry


Snooth User: rjpease
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3.00 5
04/15/2011

Full nose, lots of blackberries and cherries. The finish is funky (bitter and chalky) but still a nice peppery wine.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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3.50 5
07/16/2011

This medium-bodied wine is balanced and pleasant, but stays simple and grows somewhat thin with air. The nose opens earthy, as herbal, floral and woody scents intermingle with spicy notes and dark fruit. The palate launches with flavors of blueberry and black cherry and a strong, peppery grip on the top. The spicy mouthfeel sustains through 2 hours before turning fruitier and less complex. Blueberry dominates in the middle, herbs on the back. Pepper continues strong on the top during the medium finish. This same configuration repeats over four hours with an increasingly dry mouthfeel and widening grip, even with a diminished center. The zing on the top helps the wine stay alive even as the complexity fades and the center loses its fullness. An excellent value.


Snooth User: heathbodell
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3.00 5
04/15/2011

Floral and slightly hot nose. Slightly alcoholic and flavorful with a heavy finish.


Snooth User: smoore7
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3.00 5
01/07/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Foppiano Estate Russian River Petite Sirah

External Review
04/12/2011

Winemaker's notes: On the nose blueberries and dark chocolate are the predominant aromatics with a touch of floral and spice. Flavors of blueberry, blackberry and black cherry commingle with hints of



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Tasting Notes:

On the nose blueberries and dark chocolate are the predominant aromatics with a touch of floral and spice. Flavors of blueberry, blackberry and black cherry commingle with hints of graham cracker and vanilla and a touch of white pepper. The well structured tannins produce a long silky finish with fruit to the end.

On the nose blueberries and dark chocolate are the predominant aromatics with a touch of floral and spice. Flavors of blueberry, blackberry and black cherry commingle with hints of graham cracker and vanilla and a touch of white pepper. The well structured tannins produce a long silky finish with fruit to the end.

Dietary Information: Vegan

6,200 cases produced.

Notes: 25% new french oak, 5% new hungarian oak, 70% neutral oak

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.55 grams per liter

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