Visting Foppiano

For some reason I didn’t take my camera out to take pictures of our visit to Foppiano. We stopped in on our spring Sonoma trip before our appointment at Acorn Winery. I’m a little ambitious and we arrived quite early for the appointment, so we had some time to kill. Foppiano is just down the street from Acorn, and I recognized the name as a great Petite Sirah producer.

From what I remember, the tasting room is fairly small, longish and thin. The walls are covered with images from the history of the winery and awards and ribbons decorate the tasting room.

2004 Merlot: $15, Blueberry, fruity, peppers, a bit spicy on the back palate.

Lot 96 Bin 002 NV: $12. Blend of Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese. Leather, dark fruit, earthy, tannic. We took home one bottle.

2006 Pinot Noir: $28. Cherries, raspberries, cola.

2004 Zinfandel: $15. Blackberry, licorice, pepper, spice. One bottle came home with us.

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon: $17.50. Holy pepper! Red berries, tannic.

2004 Petite Sirah: $25. Blueberries, dark fruit, slight vanilla, tannic.

2001 Petite Sirah Reserve: $48. Blueberry, cream, great nose vanilla, drinking really well. We took one home and I brought it to the Petite Sirah tasting we went to recently, where it wa sa huge hit. I wish I had several more to cellar for the next 5 years or so!


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  1. Thanks for the Foppiano mention. I’ll pass along to Louis. He’s the inspiration for me starting the PS I Love You group… And, I’ve read through your blog – commenting a while back – when you were off and running with your Petite Sirah tasting.

    Let it be the first mention here… BREAKING NEWS on your Website… I haven’t even put it on my own wine blog yet (, that we’re about to launch “Pet Heads,” our own answer to having a consumer advocacy organization… I think you might be one already?

    Cheers and keep up the fun work!

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