Foppiano Reserve Petite Sirah 1996

Petite Sirah from California

$46.99
Item No. 28246
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

For this special Reserve bottling we selected the oldest Petite Sirah wines from our 1996 Centennial Harvest and allowed the fruit extra hang-time for maximum maturity. This richly extracted, aromatic wine with its lingering flavors and exceptional smoothness is a rewarding choice for cellaring and celebrating. Here's to the next century of Petite Sirah!

Alcohol: 14.2% by volume

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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 Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home 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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