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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Foppiano Russian River Pinot Noir 2005
Foppiano Russian River Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 89420)

PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast 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. In the heart of the estate stands a small block of 30 year old vines that produce a Pinot Noir of great concentration and intense flavors.

Cherries and raspberries dominate the nose with touches of sweet cream and rose hips. Palate follows nose with full flavor jamminess, supple tannin and balanced acids. A touch of toasty oak finishes this graceful quaffer and a lingering cherry pie keeps you satisfied until the next sip.

Pairs well with Pan roasted pork tenderloin in a maple chili glaze with sweet potato and Asiago mashers.

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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.