Silverdale, WA 13.5% alc. (Purchased on 11/6/14)
A number of readers mentioned this white on the blog, so thought I’d better give it a try. I used to drink a lot of Foppiano Petite Sirahs. In fact there’s still a bottle or two of 1981 PS lurking somewhere in my cellar.
Brilliant pale straw/golden; very fragrant and herbaceous nose of hay, grass, bell pepper, gravel and underripe pear. In the mouth, it’s far more tart and dry than I was expecting with a slight saline quality as well. As with the bouquet, the flavors are also herbal and grassy with grapefruit and a real lemony mid-palate through finish. The fruit is there, but I believe the acidity is the core of this SB. It borders on racy and cries out for fresh shellfish…particularly oysters or clams on the halfshell. May try it with sushi tonight and report back. A real lip-smacker.