2004 Robert Foley Vineyards Petite Sirah

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  • Petite Sirah
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2004 Robert Foley Vineyards Petite Sirah

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2006
The 2004 Petite Sirah is one of the most compelling examples of this varietal that I have ever tasted from California. As longtime readers know I believe this is the most underrated varietal in California but it's not... The 2004 Petite Sirah is one of the most compelling examples of this varietal that I have ever tasted from California. As longtime readers know I believe this is the most underrated varietal in California but it's not exactly a fun wine to drink young. After 10-15 years of age it often reveals more character than many more expensive reds. Bob Foley has fashioned a true blockbuster that should age for three decades but should be accessible when young given its abundant extraction and richness. The softness of the tannins and the wine's silky voluptuous character suggest it can be consumed over the next 2-3 years but it will not reveal many secondary nuances for 5-6 more years. An inky/black/ruby color is accompanied by notes of incense fruit cake blackberries chocolate and roasted coffee. Although it has huge body as well as massive concentration nothing is out of place in this tour de force that takes Petite Sirah to a mythical level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2025+.Previously recommended: 2004 Charbono (90) 2003 Claret (96) 2003 Petite Sirah (92).Tel. (707) 965-2669; Fax (707) 965-0969
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2007
Black-ruby to the rim. Very dark vibrant aromas of mountain blackberry violet and licorice. Lush thick and outsized; saturates the entire palate with an essence of black fruits. This boasts huge volume but does not come... Black-ruby to the rim. Very dark vibrant aromas of mountain blackberry violet and licorice. Lush thick and outsized; saturates the entire palate with an essence of black fruits. This boasts huge volume but does not come across as overly sweet. A superb example of petite sirah.