Foppiano Petite Sirah Bacigalupi Vineyard 2002

Petite Sirah from Russian River, California

Price: $20.99
Item No. 75778
  • W&S92
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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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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....

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah(peh-TEET seer-AH) Not So Small There is nothing petite about this grape. Petite Sirah, the result of a crossing between Syrah and Peloursin, is also known as Durif. Being the father, Syrah imparted some of its flavors and characteristics to its offspring, but the two grapes are decisively different. Petite Sirah is mostly found in California, where it gained...

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