2008 Foppiano Estate Petite Sirah Gary Thomas April 7, 2011 Tasting Notes 1 Comment 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 http://www.infobarrel.com/Does_Black_Coffee_Burn_Fat Black Coffee Sounds like an impressive combination of flavors. I always like my wine complex, and this fits the bill.