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2007 Robert Foley Petite Sirah
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 42
bplant13 Likes this wine: (93 points)
August 3, 2016 - Decanted for an hour. Deep purple color, blackberry and blueberry with eucalyptus on the nose. Big body full of black and blue berry. Just enough acidity to lighten up such a big wine. Well integrated tannins. Good 30 second finish.
pjhr Likes this wine: (93 points)
July 4, 2016 - Wonderfully rich and intense black berry and pepper on the nose and palate with refreshing acidity and peppery spice on the long finish.
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.
Pro Reviews 2
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)
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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
- 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
- Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
- In Cellars 908 (72%)
- Consumed 340 (27%)
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