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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Foppiano Estate Petite Sirah 2009
Foppiano Estate Petite Sirah 2009
(search item no. 113260)
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Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

On the nose, robust blackberry and dark chocolate are the predominant aromatics with a touch of anise and white pepper. The fruity aromas follow on the tongue, commingled with full-bodied black cherry, blueberry, hints of dark toasted hazelnuts and sweet vanilla. The well-managed, even tannins produce a long, silky finish with luscious black fruits to the end.

Pair this rich wine with grilled or roasted lamb chops, braised meats, dark chocolate desserts, or hearty, aged cheeses such as Asiago, Parmesan Reggiano or Gouda.

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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.