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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Foppiano Petite Sirah Bacigalupi Vineyard 2002
Foppiano Petite Sirah Bacigalupi Vineyard 2002
(search item no. 75778)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Foppiano Vineyards, situated in Sonoma County's 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 and flavor profiles from different soils and appellations producing exceptional Petite Sirah. The Bacigalupi vineyard, on West Side Road along the Russian River, has produced such grapes. A harmony of raspberries and strawberries, hints of white pepper and nuances of oak with a velvety smooth finish, make for a very seductive wine.
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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.