Foppiano 'Estate' Russian River Petite Sirah 2009
For over one hundred years, the Foppianos have been involved in the American wine industry from their home ranch in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. The story of Foppiano Vineyards is a family epic and full of industry history. It is a tale which confirms the value of perseverance and commitment. Few wineries have Foppiano’s extensive history, and are still family owned and operated.
Since 1896, when Giovanni Foppiano bought the Riverside Farm on Old Redwood Highway, the Foppianos have been a part of the wine industry, and calling the Russian River Valley “home.” The Russian River Valley holds a prominent position in not only the California wine industry, but is also recognized as a world-class wine grape growing region for Pinot Noir.
The Foppiano family has been growing Pinot Noir since the beginning in their vineyard adjacent to the Russian River on its eastern shore. Cool morning fog creates ideal microclimatic conditions for their excellent Pinot Noir. The Foppiano family is best known for its flagship wine Petite Sirah. Specializing in red wines, their vineyards Foppiano produces Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.