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

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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
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Blue Label Merlot boasts a deep purple color and enticing aromas of ripe blueberry, currant, and spice. The palate offers succulent flavors of dark juicy plums, crushed blackberry, and eucalyptus, while the small addition of Syrah adds just a hint of warm spice. Careful aging in small French oak barrels provides a back drop of sweet vanilla, followed by round, luxurious tannins.


External Review
07/24/2009

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
10/15/2009

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 natural acidity. Intense aromatics of raspberry and blueberry lead to flavors of crushed berries, vanilla, and leather, which are wrapped up in a soft, smooth tannin structure.


External Review
12/22/2008

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
01/17/2009

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


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Gold Medal


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesWe 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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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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