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Coppola Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Director's Cut 2012

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Alluring and refreshing, our Sofia Rosé is perfect for easy-sipping on a lazy afternoon.

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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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External Reviews for Coppola Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Director's Cut

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Winemaker's notes:We chose to make a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon rather than blend in other varietals so that we could create a real terroir wine with pure varietal flavor. As a result, the Director's Cu


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/20/2014

Our Blue Label Merlot has brilliant, deep garnet color with aromas of bright red cherries and clove spice. Supple red plum and black cherry flavors highlight the palate, with subtle notes of light milk chocolate and vanilla bean evident on the long finish.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

A lush and decadent wine with soft supple texture and juicy flavors of cherries, blackberries and spice; full bodied and well balanced on the finish; will pair nicely with braised short-ribs.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Our Merlot combines fruit from Napa, Sonoma, and Monterey. The flavors and textures unique to each region harmonize beautifully together to create a wine that has dark, succulent fruit balanced by nat


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
04/18/2015

A direct, easy-drinking style, with ripe plum and cherry fruit balanced by firm tannins and toasty oak accents. Finishes with a woody aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/05/2015

Tasting Profile: Appearance: Garnet magenta Aromas: Blackberries, plums, cocoa and oak Flavors: Cherries, currants, vanilla bean, cloves Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Segalin 7% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc Barrel Regimen: 12 months French oak Alcohol: 13.5% Total Acid: .56g/100ml pH: 3.31


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
04/18/2015

This Cabernet Sauvignon — with smaller amounts of Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot — offers satisfying freshness on the palate, with a backbone of singed herb and high-toned cherry. Stuffed with lush blackberry and cassis on the palate, it’s an all-around likable wine, aged in both French and American oak, which provide a toasty oak note throughout.



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Alluring and refreshing, our Sofia Rosé is perfect for easy-sipping on a lazy afternoon.

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