' Quintessential Wines - Foppiano Vineyards Petite Sirah

Foppiano Vineyards Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley Estate, 2016


This 2016 Estate Petite Sirah from Foppiano, displays aromas of blackberry and blueberry spice with hints of floral jasmine. This wine develops across the palate with dark espresso, raspberry jam and dark chocolate covered blueberries, finishing with perfectly integrated oak spice. Concentrated fruit, balanced acidity, and mature tannins will allow this wine to age for 10+ years.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Located just south of Healdsburg, Foppiano Vineyards sits on 160 acres in the acclaimed Russian River Valley. Cool morning fog and warm summer days create an ideal microclimate for grape-growing. The Foppiano family has been producing world class fruit on this land since its purchase in 1896. To ensure the wine is not over-extracted with tannin and unbalanced flavors, and to achieve elegant texture with approachable fruit, the winery uses hand punch- downs and light pump overs for gentle extraction during fermentation. A 22-month barrel-cellaring period softens the finish and ages the wine so that it is ready-to-drink upon release. The wine was aged in 18% new French oak, 15% new Hungarian oak, 5% new American oak, and 62% used French oak.

Serving Hints
Pairs well with a variety of foods, including short ribs, grilled meats, stews, dark chocolate, and grilled figs with balsamic reduction.

Producer: Foppiano Vineyards
Country: USA
Region: Russian River Valley
Composition: 100% Petite Sirah
Total Acidity: 5.89 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.68 G/L
pH: 3.64
Alcohol: 14.9%

Press Highlights

2016: 96Pts - Beverage Dynamics, Aug 30, 2020
2015: 92 Pts – Wine & Spirits, May 2019
2014: Gold Medal – Houston Rodeo
2012: 90 Pts. – Wine Advocate, Dec. 29, 2014

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