Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Russian River    California   
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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Foppiano Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Foppiano Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90046)

PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Varietal Content: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

The 2004 Foppiano Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was made entirely from fully mature, 17-year old vines grown on the family's Russian River Valley Estate. The wine is full-bodied and deeply colored. In the aroma, hints of mint and anise give way to pronounced blackberry and currant. A cedar and vanilla bouquet are matched with comparable character in the flavors from one year in oak.

Best served with red meat dishes, hearty pastas, full-flavored cheeses, roasted pork, or roasted wild boar.

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About Foppiano:

Foppiano Vineyards was founded in 1896 by Giovanni Foppiano, a native of Genoa, Italy. Giovanni emigrated from Italy to San Francisco in 1864, walking across the isthmus of Panama en route. He hoped to find his riches in the gold fields of California.

It was Giovanni who founded Foppiano Vineyards after moving to Healdsburg, California when his search for gold was unrewarding. He purchased a working winery called "Riverside Farm" on the same land where today's Foppiano Vineyards still stands and operates.

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.