A wine as dark as India ink. An alcoholic nose (15.2%) with lots of intriguing aromas of anise, dark chocolate, and blackberries. Somewhat tannic, but the fruit comes around; just seems to take longer to emerge. Some black coffee and vanilla flavors in the black fruit. The Russian River character comes out: nice to have something from RR Valley other than Pinot Noir. Rich finish. This will benefit from some aging to harmonize. I had with an Indian curry and it worked nicely. Highly recommended.

WHO: Foppiano
WHAT: Petite Sirah
WHERE: Russian River Valley, California
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $20

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  1. Black Coffee

    Sounds like an impressive combination of flavors. I always like my wine complex, and this fits the bill.