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 Ru...

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

Big, ripe and expressive, there's enough cherry and berry flavor lurking to merit attention, but with its mouthful of chewy, gritty tannins, cellar... Read more

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, ... Read more

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Snooth User: jdepetrillo
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0.00 5
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

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

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

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

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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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

Better balanced than the Bacigalupe as well as more attractive and charming is the 2003 Petite Sirah Estate. Exhibiting black fruits, smoke, graphite, and mineral characteristics, it is a medium-bodied, relatively precocious Petite Sirah to consume over the next 5-10 years.


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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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Winemaker's Notes:

"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 ... "

"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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