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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Foppiano Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
Foppiano Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 104836)
screw cap wine
boutique wine


PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cherry and Cola explode in the aroma, with hints of forest floor in the background. On the palate, Dark ripe berries round out the middle which are followed by notes of cardamom spice and vanilla on the finish.
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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.