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2004 Foppiano Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate"

Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Foppiano Vineyards

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 90% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Estate Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $17

Cases produced: 4,000

KWG Score: 86.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: March 5, 2007

Wine Review: This was my favorite wine from Foppiano this year at the Boston Wine Expo. On the palate, the wine was nicely proportioned and elegant. This is a good reasonably priced burger wine to consider as we move into grilling season. The finish is dry and has some length to it. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2004 Foppiano Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was made entirely from fully mature, 17-year old vines grown on the family’s Russian River Valley Estate. The wine is full-bodied and deeply colored. In the aroma, hints of mint and anise give way to pronounced blackberry and currant. A cedar and vanilla bouquet are matched with comparable character in the flavors from one year in oak. Best served with red meat dishes, hearty pastas, full-flavored cheeses, roasted pork, or our favorite roasted wild boar.

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