Foppiano Vineyards Petite Sirah 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Our grapes were harvested at night to ensure cool temperatures and to minimize oxidation of the fruit. Winemaker Natalie West created this rosé’s gorgeous pale pink color using the gentle “saignée” method. First, she de-stemmed the grapes and allowed them to sit in tank for 12 hours at 45 degrees to extract some color. After removing the skins and seeds, she cold-fermented the juice, then transferred the wine to neutral French oak barrels, where it aged for six months until bottling.

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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 Vineyards Petite Sirah

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Snooth User: EMark
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3.50 5
09/29/2013

Lots of earthy and oaky things on the nose--als0, some floral hints. Very enjoyable on the palate. Not the most full-bodied PS I've ever had. Some berry fruit. Good acid tartness. Tannin is there, but does not suck me dry. US$13.69 at Costco in Chino Hills.


External Reviews for Foppiano Vineyards Petite Sirah

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Source: We Speak Wine
07/29/2014

Our signature bottling. Blackberry and dark chocolate aromas with a touch of anise and white pepper. This robust yet elegant wine is full-bodied with black cherry, blueberry, hints of toasted hazelnuts and sweet vanilla. Well-managed tannins produce a long, silky finish with luscious black fruits to the end. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/05/2013

Our signature bottling. Blackberry and dark chocolate aromas with a touch of anise and white pepper. This robust yet elegant wine is full-bodied with black cherry, blueberry, hints of toasted hazelnuts and sweet vanilla. Well-managed tannins produce a long, silky finish with luscious black fruits to the end. - Winery



Tasting Notes:

Bud break came early in 2010 and this vintage was colder than many in Russian River’s recent history. Plenty of fog and very little heat filled the summer days. This weather produced a deliciously aromatic, fruity and very dry rosé. Ripe strawberry and raspberry on the nose burst into bright red cherry, citrus, fig and a hint of creamy vanilla. Features well integrated acidity and a long, refreshing finish.

Our grapes were harvested at night to ensure cool temperatures and to minimize oxidation of the fruit. Winemaker Natalie West created this rosé’s gorgeous pale pink color using the gentle “saignée” method. First, she de-stemmed the grapes and allowed them to sit in tank for 12 hours at 45 degrees to extract some color. After removing the skins and seeds, she cold-fermented the juice, then transferred the wine to neutral French oak barrels, where it aged for six months until bottling.

180 cases produced.

Notes: 100% neutral french oak

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.03 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.58 grams per liter

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