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Foppiano Petite Sirah Bacigalupi Vineyard 2003

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"Red Wine Petite Sirah by Foppiano from Russian River, California. Foppiano Vineyards, situated in Sonoma's County Russian River Valley, has been owned by the Foppiano family since 1896. Having produced Petite Sirah, our hallmark varietal, since the early 1960's, we felt compelled to take advantage of the characteristics ... "

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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

Member Reviews for Foppiano Petite Sirah Bacigalupi Vineyard

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Snooth User: jdepetrillo
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06/22/2009

Deep purple. Spice, pepper. Berries and chocolate. Smooth tannins. No real mid-palate. Short finish.


External Reviews for Foppiano Petite Sirah Bacigalupi Vineyard

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Opaque and purple in the glass... vivid berry and chewy tannins are present in the nose as well as on the mouthfeel. A very affordable wine with intensity for 3-5 years of aging. Try now with a hearty beef stew or steak on the grill.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Spicy, dark currant aromatics and flavors dominate deep rich fruit that is so thick you might want to sip it with a spoon. Oh, and one more thing, be sure to use a toothpaste with extra whitener - you'll need it!


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Big, ripe and expressive, there's enough cherry and berry flavor lurking to merit attention, but with its mouthful of chewy, gritty tannins, cellaring into 1998 or '99 is recommended.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A ripe and intense red from an underappreciated varietal, this wine offers rich plum, pepper, wild berry and leather notes, filling out on the palate and picking up a gamy edge. Altogether quite complete. Drink now through 2008.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Relax in the warmth of your own sanctuary or when possible find your way to a mossy hillside of Sonoma County and drink this luscious Petite Sirah. Medium-bodied rich with aromatic spices and ripe blackberry undertones. The deep color is intoxicatingly itself. Enjoy alone or with a seafood dish, abundant with fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic, mescaline greens ending with a homemade blackberry cobbler.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

From a family that pioneered "Pet" in Sonoma, and one that clearly still understands what to do with it, comes this dense, layered wine. It's young, brooding and tannic. This isn't a wimpy drink-me-now. It's built to last, and Foppiano Petite Sirahs age gracefully and improve in the bottle for many years.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Intensely tannic but also beautifully crafted with a firm, tightly wound core of plum, loganberry, wild berry, floral and black cherry that picks ups touches of jam and spice. Comes full circle with a dry, tannic aftertaste. Best from 2003 through 2009.


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"Red Wine Petite Sirah by Foppiano from Russian River, California. Foppiano Vineyards, situated in Sonoma's County Russian River Valley, has been owned by the Foppiano family since 1896. Having produced Petite Sirah, our hallmark varietal, since the early 1960's, we felt compelled to take advantage of the characteristics ... "

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