Coppola Rosso & Bianco 2006

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Our Francis Coppola reserve 2006 Chardonnay Russian River Valley exhibits the wonderful characteristics of the cool Russian River Valley where the grapes for this clean and vibrant wine are grown. crisp green apple happily commingles with citrus, pear, butterscotch, and banana flavors. A touch of clove and warm, toasty oak linger on the finish. Aged in a combination of new French oak and stainless steel, this 100% Chardonnay wine retains just the right amount of acidity. The fresh flavors of this wine make it compatible with a variety of dishes, including pan-seared halibut, chicken roasted with rosemary and lemon, and quattro formaggi pizza. alcohol: 13.5%; RS: dry; Aged: 50% in new French oak for 10 months, 50% in stainless steel.

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery:
  Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, Agostino Coppola, had a passion for wine back in the 1920s, when he used to make wine in the basement of his New York apartment. They weren’t sophisticated wines: they were just everyday wines that anyone could enjoy. Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Francis’ wife, attempted ... Read more
  Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, Agostino Coppola, had a passion for wine back in the 1920s, when he used to make wine in the basement of his New York apartment. They weren’t sophisticated wines: they were just everyday wines that anyone could enjoy. Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Francis’ wife, attempted to continue this passion when they purchased their own vineyard in Rutherford, California in 1975 using the proceeds from The Godfather. This plot was a part of the historic Inglenook Winery, and it included the former home of Gustave Niebaum, member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintner’s Hall of Fame. After tireless effort by the whole family, the winery produced its first vintage in 1977 under the Niebaum-Coppola label. After many years of success, the family purchased Inglenook Winery in its entirety in 1995. In 2006, the winery was renamed to Rubicon Estate Winery in honor of the estate’s flagship wine. The Coppola family couldn’t stop there - in March 2006, they purchased the former Chateau Souverain winery in Geyserville, California, transforming it into the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. In their first four years, their family of wines exploded from 12 to 45 wines. Corey Beck was made the director of wine-making and the general manager of the winery, and he currently oversees seven wine brands. There are currently 9 lines of wine, each with a different personality and varietal composition. The Sofia line, for example, was created as a gift from Francis to his daughter, and it exudes charm, style, and romance. Read less
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Member Reviews for Coppola Rosso & Bianco

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Snooth User: LoboHawk35
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3.50 5
07/25/2008

Very nice with Lamb. Great nose.


Snooth User: Ann Marie Davis
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4.50 5
05/07/2009

I love this wine! It is full-bodied, but fruity at the same time--a rare find!


Snooth User: bryanjmatthews
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3.00 5
07/04/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Coppola Rosso & Bianco

External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

Our Francis Coppola reserve 2006 Chardonnay Russian River Valley exhibits the wonderful characteristics of the cool Russian River Valley where the grapes for this clean and vibrant wine are grown. crisp green apple happily commingles with citrus, pear, butterscotch, and banana flavors. A touch of clove and warm, toasty oak linger on the finish. Aged in a combination of new French oak and stainless steel, this 100% Chardonnay wine retains just the right amount of acidity. The fresh flavors of this wine make it compatible with a variety of dishes, including pan-seared halibut, chicken roasted with rosemary and lemon, and quattro formaggi pizza. alcohol: 13.5%; RS: dry; Aged: 50% in new French oak for 10 months, 50% in stainless steel.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
06/20/2008

This wine has a great nose that has nothing to do with the flavors. The wine has a gorgeous color and an incredible nose - cigarette smoke and anise and blackberry aromas dominate. The flavors of green veggies and grit are a strange surprise from the nose and skip over the mid-palate to a finish of spinach salad and tart fruit. I would have hoped for some more consistency from start to finish - but I believe this wine will open up nicely over a few years and with proper decanting.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

Although Malbec is not all that well known in the U.S., it is common to blend small amounts of this varietal into Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines. In fact, this has been the tradition of great Bordeaux wines for centuries. More recently, Malbec has become Argentina’s most prolific wine export, bottled as its own impressive single varietal. Malbec is less tannic than Cabernet, but more so than Merlot, giving it a powerful structure but more immediate drinkability. Our Malbec was grown in several coastal vineyards, which have an abundance of afternoon sun, little wind, and well-drained soils. Similar to Cabernet, this varietal exudes rich, dark fruit flavors of currants and cassis, but there is an inherent note of minerality that makes it distinctly different. This quality coupled with French oak aging underscores the fruit with an alluring spice element all its own.



Our Francis Coppola reserve 2006 Chardonnay Russian River Valley exhibits the wonderful characteristics of the cool Russian River Valley where the grapes for this clean and vibrant wine are grown. crisp green apple happily commingles with citrus, pear, butterscotch, and banana flavors. A touch of clove and warm, toasty oak linger on the finish. Aged in a combination of new French oak and stainless steel, this 100% Chardonnay wine retains just the right amount of acidity. The fresh flavors of this wine make it compatible with a variety of dishes, including pan-seared halibut, chicken roasted with rosemary and lemon, and quattro formaggi pizza. alcohol: 13.5%; RS: dry; Aged: 50% in new French oak for 10 months, 50% in stainless steel.

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