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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Foppiano Estate Petite Sirah 2000
Foppiano Estate Petite Sirah 2000
(search item no. 52773)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is what Petite Sirah should taste like! It offers a huge structure of deep, rich purple colors and concentrated flavors from nose to finish. The aroma is a ripe package of berries, chocolate, and spice, leading into an explosive mouthful of boysenberry, black pepper, and vanilla. The pedigree of fruit in this wine gives it a character and complexity youll savor - enjoy!

This distinctive, full-flavored, forward wine is particularly well matched with strongly flavored, and spicy foods. Thai and Indian cuisines are often favored. Barbecue and Petite Sirah are excellent companions. The Petite Sirah meal of choice for the Foppiano family is barbecued wild boar and may also include a rich chocolate berry desert.

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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.