2007 Robert Foley Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 15, 2016 - Finished the bottle previously opened by Coravin. Dark purple almost black. Terrific black cherry Dr Pepper flavors with soft tannins, nice acidity, balanced and long finish. Extremely well made Petite Sirah! Wish I had more!

  • John O' Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 18, 2016 - OK, this was so tannic as to be unpleasant for the first hour in the decanter. After about 1.5 hours it started to sing. Terrific wine that will only get better with more age.

  • esolberg Does not like this wine: (80 points)

    March 16, 2016 - I opened this bottle tonight, thinking I was opening my '04 bottle. The color is opaque purple, with perhaps a little bricking. It was heavily sedimented, leaving lots of sediment behind in the bottle and the filter of my decanter The nose was almost nonexistent- all I could smell was alcohol. On the palette, the fruit was subdued and there's an extremely tart acidity- too tart to the point of tasting harsh and artificial. Its been decanting an hour and doesn't seem to be improving. I went ahead and opened the '04 bottle and already its much more promising than this one. I'm guessing this was not as good a year. I'll update if further decanting improves this one.

  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 12, 2016 - Dark garnet to purple. Very pretty mint , violets, and then just fills the glass with cherry, spice , and crisp acidity. This seems to focus more on the fresh red fruit and the cherries and not pepper and dark fruit. Really good and fun to drink. Should continue on for years, but if it wasn't my only bottle I would have trouble leaving it alone .

  • andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: (96 points)

    March 12, 2016 - Purple in color, med high acid, med high tannin. No bricking. Appears young, good staying power. Aromatics are mint, fruit & floral. Less of a mid palate killer. More fruit and tannin. Dark blueberry/ blackberry. Would have expected more pepper but it's not there. Loved it.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

    (Robert Foley Vineyards Petite Sirah Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/20/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Robert Foley Petite Sirah) Opaque black violet color; nice black plum, berry, blackberry nose; concentrated, blackberry, black plum, tar, mineral, French oak, mocha palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Robert Foley
  • Varietal Petite Sirah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 090075328765

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 902 (73%)
  • Consumed 319 (26%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

89% Like It  19 votes