Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Foppiano Vineyards Estate Bottled Petite Sirah 2008, Russian River Valley, CA - $18

This Foppiano Vineyards Estate Bottled Petite Sirah 2008 is from Sonoma County's Russian River Valley retails for $18/bottle at the Austin Wine Merchant.

Aroma - blackberries, a little hot
Taste - blackberries, strong black tea, moderate tannins

Interesting - this wine doesn't have huge tannins - the tannins are actually soft to moderate, but seem stronger than they really are because of the strong black tea taste.

I like this wine generally and would probably purchase it again, but it does contain a very high amount of alcohol (15.2%), and there's probably a Petite Sirah that I like just as much without as much alcohol content.

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