Francis Coppola-Sofia-Rose' Napa Sparkling Wines-Domestic 2006

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We chose to make a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon rather than blend in other varietals so that we could create a real terroi...

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This wine was better than I expected. Very balanced, full but still harmonious, great finish, excellent with food. Maybe I underestimated Mr. Cop... Read more

Big fruit, nicely balanced with a fair amount of oak. Very concentrated with a big nose. I really enjoyed this cab. Read more

I had heard some bad reviews about this wine, but it surprised me. Not the best I have tasted, but it was pretty good. I didnt think it deserved th... Read more

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Snooth User: lingprof
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4.50 5
12/07/2009

This wine was better than I expected. Very balanced, full but still harmonious, great finish, excellent with food. Maybe I underestimated Mr. Coppola. ;-)


Snooth User: judgelog
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4.00 5
08/22/2008

Big fruit, nicely balanced with a fair amount of oak. Very concentrated with a big nose. I really enjoyed this cab.


Snooth User: 1rockiesfan
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3.50 5
08/22/2011

I had heard some bad reviews about this wine, but it surprised me. Not the best I have tasted, but it was pretty good. I didnt think it deserved the bad reviews it recieved


Snooth User: seadevi
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3.50 5
03/25/2009

A smooth but complex merlot - a bit pricier than others of this type. From the tasting notes: "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."


Snooth User: strikingvisage
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3.50 5
03/01/2009

Currant, oak, earth, and just a hint of vanilla in the nose; big currant/red berry taste with good tannins and a nice finish.


Snooth User: James Herriott
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2.00 5
10/24/2009

Bought from Wallmart $15.60. average wine for the price, not so smooth as expected and had a slight kick. Would not purchase again, over -rated. Alan Flagler

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Snooth User: rob142
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3.50 5
04/02/2010

Dense, opaque crimson. Highly, but not overly extracted. The relatively high alcohol (14.1%) is not overbearing. Jammy red currant on the front end is countered by pepper and spice on the back end. A fair finish. We decanted it and it seemed to open further after an hour or so. Reasonably well balanced. A surprisingly good value.


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External Reviews for Francis Coppola-Sofia-Rose' Napa Sparkling Wines-Domestic

External Review
03/17/2010

Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot 2006 and all other wine from Francis Coppola Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
02/25/2010

Francis Ford Coppola Rosso Shiraz 2006: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift ,lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: KalifornienWeingut: Francis Ford CoppolaRebsorte: 100 % ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 5,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,75 % Rotwein


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Green Label Syrah-Shiraz has a dark purple-red color and generous aromas of plum and clove. Bursting with flavors of ripe raspberry and black currant, this rich juicy wine has layers of sweet spice and notes of smoky vanilla. A hint of bittersweet chocolate and pepper peek through on the finish to create a complex wine with soft tannins.


External Review
07/25/2009

Unlike others in this category, our unique Syrah-Shiraz is sourced from three specific vineyards in the Central Coast and blended with small amounts of Petite Sirah. We derive exceptionally supple fruit from our San Lucas vineyard, which is positioned on a southeastern facing slope that avoids afternoon heat. Fewer hours of intense sunlight allow the grapes to ripen slowly over a longer period of time. This provides the fruit with better concentration and intense blackberry aromas. grapes harvested from our Paso Robles vineyard contribute red raspberry flavors and a velvety texture, while our Hames Valley Petite Sirah lends depth and structure. The vintage experienced a long, cool growing season, which further intensifies the flavor complexity of the fruit. Once harvested, the grapes are de-stemmed; however, a portion of the stems are held back for later use. After a 48-hour cold soak to extract color, the must is heated to 90° F and inoculated. We then add the stems back in to the fermenting tank to achieve a white pepper aroma in the wine. This, coupled with French oak aging, makes our Syrah-Shiraz a rich, decadent and expressive wine.


External Review
12/24/2008

Rich and juicy and bursting with ripe summer fruit flavors and great concentration and depth.


External Review
07/25/2009

With Merlot the objective is to create a wine that has structure and complexity, but soft, smooth tannins. We find that sourcing fruit from several different appellations works best to give us a Merlot which exudes multiple layers of flavors and a nice seductive texture. grapes that come from Napa provide weight, sweet fruit flavors and the intense romatics of fresh berries in our wine. Sonoma fruit contributes natural acidity to create more balance and finesse. Monterey County grapes provide concentration, which is the result of the well-drained sandy loam soils that characterize the region. The 2006 vintage is special because it marks the first year we made our Diamond Collection wines at our new home in Sonoma County. The Coppola family purchased the Sonoma winery in March, making it possible for us to crush right here on the premises when harvest was upon us. Having our very own winemaking facility not only heightens the quality of our wines, it fills us with a sense of pride and accomplishment, and fulfills our longtime goal of being able to give our hallmark Diamond wines a home.


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Diamond Series Cabernet displays a rich color, intense aromatics, and an exceptional concentration of flavors that linger on the finish.


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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 Directors Cut Cabernet delivers enticing aromas of cola, cherry, and eucalyptus before revealing dark, rich berries, cassis and black cherries, which is typical of fruit grown in the illustrious Alexander Valley. Well seasoned for 24 months in new and used French oak, the tannins have a delightfully velvet-like texture, partly because of the barrel aging but also from the incredible ripeness achieved this vintage. Together, they make this wine a smooth, decadent experience even when young.

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 Directors Cut Cabernet delivers enticing aromas of cola, cherry, and eucalyptus before revealing dark, rich berries, cassis and black cherries, which is typical of fruit grown in the illustrious Alexander Valley. Well seasoned for 24 months in new and used French oak, the tannins have a delightfully velvet-like texture, partly because of the barrel aging but also from the incredible ripeness achieved this vintage. Together, they make this wine a smooth, decadent experience even when young.

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