2003 Robert Foley - Petite Sirah 750ml

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2003 Robert Foley - Petite Sirah
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International Wine Cellar | 92(+?)

($50) Bright, full ruby. Captivating aromas of blackberry, blueberry, crushed pepper, iron and smoked meat. Densely packed, sweet and chewy, with explosive, juicy fruit of noteworthy purity; a bit less jammy than the nose suggests. Finishes with huge but sweet tannins and a lingering flavor of chocolate truffle. Boasts superb depth of fruit flavor for petite sirah.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Wine Advocate | 92

The 2003 Petite Sirah is a classic. Opaque purple to the rim, with a big, sweet nose of blackberries, white flowers, crushed rocks, vanilla, and smoke, ferociously tannic but enormously concentrated and extracted, this wine needs 5-6 years of bottle age and will handsomely repay two decades of aging.

Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 162

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Wine Spectator | 92

Lots of exotic spice, wood and hazelnut aromas lead to a rich, supple, polished core of harmonious wild berry and blackberry fruit. It's so refined and elegant you'll be surprised that this is a Petite Sirah, though the tannins on the finish will remind you of this grape's chewy personality.

Drink Dates: 2005-2010
Author: James Laube


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Score: 91
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/10/2014
Needed about 5 hours' air before it came into balance. Full-bodied, inky black, with spices and blue fruits showing. Very nice!
Score: 92
Author: DrinkBeHappy
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 07/16/2011
Score: 90
Author: sbind
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/27/2008
Typical Robert Foley...very dense and very dark. I believe the '03 should be cellared longer. It needs some more time to evolve.
More Vintages and Sizes of Robert Foley - Petite Sirah:

2004 (750ml)

About This Producer


Winemaker Robert Foley began his winemaking career in 1977, working at Heitz Winery before becoming founding winemaker at Markham, where he developed the style of Merlot that helped make the variety a mega-trend in the 1980s. Following his success at Markham, Foley is perhaps best known for his tenure with Pride and Paloma. He still keeps a coterie of clients including School House, Switchback Ridge and Hourglass. He founded Robert Foley Vineyards in 1999 and was named Food & Wine Magazine's Winemaker of the Year in 2007.

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