Buy the Pair: 2008 Robert Foley Vineyards Petite Sirah Napa Valley 91+ Points
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California's Napa Valley is known for its top-notch Cabernets, but Napa's rich terroir can bring forth a variety of ripe, lush grapes that make killer wines. Case in point: Petite Sirah. This brawny little bruiser, which is a hybrid of Syrah and Peloursin and is known in its native France as Durif, makes wine in Napa that belies its American name, with firm tannins and abundant, decadent black fruits. Today's Buy the Pair, the 2008 Robert Foley Vineyards Petite Sirah Napa Valley, ranks among the best Petite Sirahs we have EVAH tasted.
Robert Foley has been making wine in the Napa Valley for over 35 years. He cut his teeth at Pride Mountain Vineyards and continued to develop his mad skills at other well-known properties in the Valley before setting up his own shop. His reputation for crafting wines that are robust yet graceful is hard-earned, well-deserved and evident in today's offering, which boasts "effusively ripe aromas of blackberry pie and briar, which lead to a palate of rich sweet fruit and expansive flavors. The balance of natural acidity, alcohol, and extract resolve with the fine tannins in the finish. The magic of the wine is the combination of its fundamental power and liveliness (from winery notes).
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it 91+ points: "The 2008 Petite Sirah has has a wickedly opaque blue/purple color and a tight but promising nose of acacia flowers, blueberries and blackberries. In the mouth, it is still grapey, tasting more like a barrel sample than a finished wine. It shows surprisingly sweet tannins for a Petite Sirah but is actually very civilized. This wine should become more drinkable in 5 years and last for 20 or more." ( #192, December 2010).
Tame this burly beast with a bit of decanting or put it in your cellar. Either way, you will be more than thrilled!
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